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Gender: Male Meaning of Carey: "dark, black" Origin of Carey: Irish

The name Carey is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "dark, black". Carey and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? (Boys)".

From the experts:

Carey is a surname name that works equally well on babies of all genders - Jazz great Carey Bell and motorcross champion Carey Hart are just two examples of how handsome this name can be for a boy.

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Famous People Named Carey

Carey Hart, American motocross
Carey Bell, American blues musician
Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey player
Carey Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player
Carey Davis, mayor of San Bernardino, Ca.

Pop Culture References for the name Carey

Carey Bell, character played by Eric Lively on TV's "So Weird"
"Carey," song by Joni Mitchell

Karey, Carrey, Kary, Cary


Angelicaecb Says:


I still see this as unisex. I had a friend Kary who was born in the 90's and I still think of Drew Carey.