The name Carney is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "victory". Carney and is often added to user-created lists like 'Y' oh Why! (Boys Edition: A.B.C.) and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF, Based Off of the Hubby's Fam".
From the experts:
The association is fading, but for years this name was tied to Jackie Gleason's sidekick; also has the boisterous carnival connection.