Carrie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carrie

Carrie

Pronunciation: KA-ree (key)

Origin of the name Carrie:

Originally a pet form of Caroline (full-grown), Carey is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name and is often confused with the Irish Kerry (black-haired one). The name is also used as a pet form of the various names beginning with the element Car-.

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Comments and insights on the name Carrie: | Edit

My name is Carrie. The only bad things about this name- no one can spell it, and someone always has to mention Stephen King's Carrie. It gets really annoying. Other than that, I like my name. I have known a few other Carries, but none spelled the name the same way.

Hello. My best friend through middle and high school was named "CAREE." She was a carefree, but intelligent red head who was always living on the edge. She had so many eccentricities. Her name was ALWAYS misspelled as the traditional 'Carrie' and nobody knew how to spell it, but her name was original. She named both of her daughters with 'ee' ending names: 'Maycee' and 'Emilee' not to mention, her mother's name (from the south) was Janee.

Personal experiences with the name Carrie: | Edit

My friend was called Carrie because her dad was a huge Cary Grant fan, she is the sweetest, nicest most caring person I have ever met

Nicknames for Carrie: | Edit

Care, Care Bear

Meanings and history of the name Carrie: | Edit

Originally a short form of names such as Caroline, Carolyn, and Carol, Carrie is now often used as an independent name.

Famous real-life people named Carrie: | Edit

Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate
Carrie Fisher, American actress known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars"
Carrie Underwood, American country singer who became famous for appearing on "American Idol"
Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's rights advocate
Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress best known for her role as Trinity in "The Matrix"
Carrie Crowley, Irish actress
Carrie Prejean, controversial Miss California
Carrie Bickmore, Australian T.V presenter on the project.

Carrie in song, story & screen: | Edit

Carrie Bradshaw, lead character in "Sex and the City," played by Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie, beautiful but elusive American girl pursued by Hugh Grant in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
Carrie, lead character of the horror novel "Carrie" by Stephen King and subsequent film and musical
"Carrie Anne" 1967 hit song by the Hollies
"Carrie-not-the-kind-of-girl-you'd-marry", the narrator in the ABBA song "That's Me" (1976)
"Carrie" 1980 hit song by Cliff Richard
"Baby Carrie", little sister of Mary and Laura Ingalls in the "Little House" books and TV series (based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's real-life sister, Caroline Celestia Ingalls Swanzey)
Carrie, character in "Flowers in the Attic" series, by V.C. Andrews
Carrie Krueger, The emo ghost and self-described "punk rock chick" from Amazing World of Gumball.

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