Diminutive of Carol or Caroline
"free man"

Carrie Origin and Meaning

The name Carrie is a girl's name meaning "free man".

Carrie lives on mainly on the screen, as the new/old antiheroine of Stephen King's classic Carrie, as turn-of-the-21st-century diva Carrie Bradshaw of Sex & The City, and as Claire Danes' Emmy-winning character Carrie Mathison of Homeland. In real life, however, Carrie dropped off the Top 1000 a handful of years ago and, while the name retains some charm, shows no signs of making an imminent comeback. Try Cara instead.

# 988 in the US

Carrie Rank in US Top 1000

# 1871 on Nameberry

Carrie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Carrie Popularity

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Famous People Named Carrie

  • Carrie Frances FisherAmerican actress and author
  • Carrie Rachel BrownsteinAmerican musician and actress
  • Carrie Amelia Moore NationAmerican temperance leader
  • Carrie PrestonAmerican Actress
  • Carrie Marie UnderwoodAmerican country music singer
  • Caroline Vanessa "Carrie" GrantEnglish vocal coach and TV presenter
  • Carrie Hope FletcherEnglish singer, actress and Youtuber
  • Carrie Minetta JacobsBond, American singer and songwriter
  • Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman CattAmerican suffragist
  • Caroline Michelle "Carrie" PrejeanAmerican model; Miss USA runner,up 2009
  • Carrie BickmoreAustralian TV presenter
  • CarrieAnn Inaba, American dancer and TV personality
  • Carrie LucasAmerican R&B singer
  • CarrieAnne Moss, Canadian actress
  • Caroline Celestia "Carrie" Ingalls Swanzeysister of American novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Caroline "Carrie" SnodgressAmerican actress
  • Carrie Anne SavageAmerican voice actress
  • Carrie SheinbergAmerican skier
  • Caroline "Carrie" St. Louisamerican actress.

Carrie in Pop Culture

  • Carrie Bradshawmain character in TV's "Sex and the City"
  • Carietta "Carrie" Whitemain character in movie/book "Carrie" by Stephen King
  • Carrie Donovancharacter in TV's "Townies"
  • Carrie Mathisonmain character in TV's "Homeland"
  • Carrie Heffernancharacter in TV's "King of Queens"
  • Carrie Rawlinscharacter in movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
  • Carrie "Big Boo" Blackcharacter in TV's "Orange is the New Black"
  • Carrie Bishopminor character in TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Caroline Forbescharacter in TV's "Vampire Diaries," rarely called Care/Carrie
  • Carrie Annecharacter in movie "House at the End of the Street"
  • Dr. Carrie Romancharacter on TV's Nurse Jackie
  • Carriepsycho nanny on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Carrie Sullivancharacter in Rachael Allen's "The Revenge Playbook"
  • "Carrie Anne" song by The Hollies
  • Carriea mute slave in Octavia Butler's "Kindred"