The name Carey has deep Irish roots and means "dark” or “black." It is gender-neutral and is known to be an abbreviation of the name Carol or Caroline. Carey is derived from the Gaelic surname O'Ciardha, which stems from the east of Ireland. In ancient Ireland, O'Ciardhas were lords in County Kildare who dispersed after the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century, allowing the name to become more widespread across the country. Carey is a beautiful name that can honor either baby's Irish heritage or mysterious, dark features.
Famous People Named Carey
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- Drew CareyComedian
- Mariah CareySinger
Carey Name Popularity Data
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Overall:Carey is currently #4688 on The Bump
Boy:Carey is currently #3128 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Carey is currently #2594 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Carey is currently #11218 in U.S. births
Boy:Carey is currently #16441 in U.S. births
Girl:Carey is currently #21207 in U.S. births
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