Cary Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cary:
Transferred use of the surname originating from an English place-name derived from an old Celtic river name of uncertain meaning. Some believe it to be from the Gaelic caraich (to move, to stir) or caraidh (movement). Var: Carey.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Cary? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Cary
Contribute your knowledge to the name Cary
- Comments and insights on the name Cary
- Personal experiences with the name Cary
- Nicknames for Cary
- Meanings and history of the name Cary
As a girl's name, Cary is often used as a variant of Carrie, from Caroline.
- Famous real-life people named Cary
- Cary in song, story & screen