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Updated February 19, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Dear
  • Irish : Pure
  • Spanish : Dear
  • Welsh : Near the castle

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Dark ones; near the castle

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Carey

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.
  • English : habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from the manor of Carrey, near Lisieux, Normandy, France, of uncertain origin.
  • Welsh and Cornish : variant of Carew.
  • Possibly an Americanized form of German Gehrig or Gehring.

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