Cary: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cary

Cary

Pronunciation: KA-ree (key)

Origin of the name Cary:

Transferred use of the surname originating from an English place-name derived from an old Celtic river name of uncertain meaning. Some believe it to be from the Gaelic caraich (to move, to stir) or caraidh (movement). Var: Carey.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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