Kerry Name Meaning & Origin

Kerry

Pronunciation: KEHR-ee (key)

Origin of the name Kerry:

Transferred use of an Irish place-name, which is now in common use as a girl’s given name. Alternatively, Kerry is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ciardha (black-haired one).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Carey, Cari, Carrie, Kari, Karrie, Kerri

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Nicknames for Kerry

Carebear
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Meanings and history of the name Kerry

Can be a place name, for the Irish county of Kerry.
Its Celtic/Irish meaning is 'Dark Princess'.
In Gujarati the word 'Kerry' is used for'Mango',so therefore it can be given as a Gujarati modern name, as fruit names are quite modern.
It can also be given as an Indian name meaning 'Dark one'. http://www.hiren.info/indian-baby-names/Girl/K

Famous real-life people named Kerry

Kerry Ellis, British stage actress, most famous for originating the role of Meat in 'We Will Rock You' (London) and playing Elphaba in 'Wicked' (London, Broadway).
Mary Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, always called Kerry.
Kerry Katona, English singer, actress, and columnist; former member of the group Atomic Kitten.
Kerry Washington, American actress.

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