Carrie Name Meaning & Origin

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-.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Carey, Cari, Kari, Karrie, Kerri

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Nicknames for Carrie

Care, Care Bear

Meanings and history of the name Carrie

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

Carrie Hope Fletcher, West End Actress, Singer, Leader of the Hopefuls, Aunt of Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher, Sister of @tommcfly, Honorary Big Sister, Cat Collector and YouTuber.
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

Carrie Wells, lead character in the television program "Unforgettable", who possesses hyperthymesia, played by Poppy Montgomery
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.
Carrie Mathison, lead character in the American television program "Homeland", played by Claire Danes.

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