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

The name Carey is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "dark, black". Carey and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? (Boys)".

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Variously spelled trendy name in the 1970s that hasn't even been in the Top 1000 in a decade.

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Famous People Named Carey

Philadelphia Carey Scrope, wife of an English West March Warden
Carey Mulligan, English actress
Carey Lowell, American actress and model
Carey Wallace, American author
Carey Corden (b. 2014), daughter of English actor and TV host James Corden and wife Julia Carey
Julia Carey, wife of James Corden
Mariah Carey, American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Carey

Carey Martin, character on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," portrayed by Kim Rhodes
Carey Violet Benskin, protagonist of the novel "If You Find Me"

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