Cary

Cary - A very unique male name



  Jul 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cary, meaning pleasant stream, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #650. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cary and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cary? 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 Cary. The baby boy name Cary was given to 6 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3465 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 273,510 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cary peaked in popularity 53 years ago in 1966 on position 262.



Famous with this name

Cary Grant
Cary Elwes
Cary Joji Fukunaga


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Rating: 4/5 (7 people)


Cary is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cary is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,271 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,271.

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 Cary is where you live.


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Cary origin and meaning

Cary is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pleasant stream. To see famous people named Cary, pop culture references for the name Cary and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cary

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

Corey / Cory / Cesar / Carey / 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
20123465
20093957
20083257
20073338
20043183
20033581
20022590
20012545
20002185
19992325
19981830
19971614
19961789
19951521
19941138
19931224
19921024
1991869
1990862
1989772
1988780
1987686
1986690
1985627
1984661
1983701
1982666
1981630
1980613
1979599
1978541
1977492
1976433
1975409
1974458
1973394
1972390
1971335
1970328
1969304
1968285
1967285
1966262
1965285
1964282
1963277
1962273
1961313
1960285
1959281
1958309
1957268
1956316
1955333
1954321
1953353
1952328
1951327
1950323
1949331
1948327
1947368
1946377
1945402
1944391
1943395
1942438
1941445
1940493
1939599
1938661
1937783
1936721
1935884
1934933
1933765
19321172
19311109
1930921
19291130
19281152
1927933
19261061
19251052
1924932
1923835
1922767
1921712
1920840
1919946
1918963
1917916
1916852
19151116
19141337
19131123
1911650

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2271

Even more about Cary


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 Cary 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 Cary?

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
1966
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Cary
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 273,510
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +6

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