Carey

Carey - A very unique male name



  Sep 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carey, meaning dark, black, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #558. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carey. The baby boy name Carey was given to 5 baby boys in 2008, ranking #3921 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 358,957 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carey peaked in popularity 62 years ago in 1957 on position 348.



Famous with this name

Alycia Debnam-Carey
Carey Mulligan
Carey Stinson


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Carey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carey is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,581 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,581.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carey is where you live.


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Carey origin and meaning

Carey is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dark, black. To see famous people named Carey, pop culture references for the name Carey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carey, sorted by popularity.

Corey / Cory / Cesar / Cary / Caesar / Ceasar / Ciro / Crew / Corry / Cesario /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20083921
20063809
20033580
20022131
20011923
19991870
19983231
19971613
19961618
19951602
19941580
19931145
1992971
1991939
1990882
1989831
1988716
1987809
1986722
1985684
1984675
1983676
1982683
1981676
1980665
1979598
1978572
1977539
1976493
1975466
1974466
1973483
1972469
1971433
1970450
1969428
1968428
1967424
1966432
1965459
1964442
1963436
1962440
1961444
1960420
1959371
1958393
1957348
1956402
1955379
1954358
1953390
1952375
1951402
1950404
1949482
1948436
1947444
1946510
1945514
1944544
1943553
1942537
1941563
1940619
1939612
1938594
1937669
1936643
1935612
1934622
1933774
1932674
1931756
1930887
1929641
1928909
1927863
1926758
1925836
1924759
1923855
1922662
1921777
1920947
1919694
1918760
1917608
1916798
1915711
1914613
1913672
1912619
1910558

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2581

Even more about Carey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carey?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1957
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Carey
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 358,957
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2008 births +5

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