Cary Name Meaning & Origin

Cary

Pronunciation: n/a

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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As a child I didn't like the name Cary as it was believed to be a boy's name (even though the boy's name is spelled Carey) and I was always having to explain that I was a girl. Then in college I really grew into my name because it was a strong, creative, unique name that everyone could remember, even if they had trouble spelling it. To this day, I always spell out my first name and immediately correct people who accidentally call me Sherri or Terri. I'm very proud of my name and am happy to proclaim it.

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As a girl's name, Cary is often used as a variant of Carrie, from Caroline.

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