Carrie

Carrie - A very unique female name



  Aug 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carrie, meaning free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #70. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carrie and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carrie? 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 Carrie. The baby girl name Carrie was given to 106 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1430 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,333 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carrie peaked in popularity 43 years ago in 1976 on position 28.



Famous with this name

Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Coon


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Carrie is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carrie is currently topping the baby name charts in Ohio at position #742 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,505.

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 Carrie is where you live.


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Carrie origin and meaning

Carrie is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means free man. To see famous people named Carrie, pop culture references for the name Carrie and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carrie

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

Cora / Cara / Cheri / Ciara / Cherie / Cierra / Cari / Ciera / Carey / Cori /

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
20121430
20111412
20101292
20091088
2008982
2007986
2006861
2005832
2004809
2003750
2002768
2001590
2000496
1999450
1998420
1997366
1996316
1995309
1994276
1993249
1992221
1991204
1990170
1989148
1988132
1987118
1986108
198596
198478
198365
198257
198155
198046
197941
197835
197728
197628
197529
197442
197346
197253
197155
197073
196994
196886
1967107
1966142
1965152
1964134
1963143
1962141
1961139
1960139
1959144
1958155
1957175
1956205
1955231
1954222
1953225
1952235
1951235
1950241
1949221
1948212
1947218
1946220
1945199
1944196
1943192
1942183
1941183
1940177
1939178
1938182
1937173
1936167
1935161
1934158
1933150
1932145
1931148
1930147
1929148
1928144
1927140
1926139
1925134
1924137
1923136
1922122
1921127
1920122
1919112
1918114
1917110
1916104
1915103
191496
191390
191282
191178
191070

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Ohio742
Missouri743
North Carolina766
South Carolina794
Maryland895
Indiana908
Pennsylvania918
Michigan968
Texas1351
New York1504
California1505

Even more about Carrie


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 Carrie 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carrie?

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
1976
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carrie
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 13,333
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +106

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