Gender: Female Meaning of Carrie: "free man" Origin of Carrie: Diminutive of Carol or Caroline

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.

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ceryle Says:


This is my name, and I love it! It's sweet but not flowery, brief but not clipped. I always have to spell it, since there are so many spelling variations, but it's easy to pronounce and familiar to most people. Only a few times has anyone referenced Stephen King to me.

EvaThyssen Says:


I prefer Carrie to Cara. Cara means 'face' in Spanish, and it sounds very odd to me as a native Spanish speaker.

Jambojambo Says:


OMGosh, look at the curve drop off roughly around the time of the Stephen King film! That's brutal. I guess Carrie Bradshaw did good things, but then you have Carrie Mathison of Homeland who's also a bit off-the-wall, not doing great things for it.

I love it though. Sounds so much better with an American accent.

Kari125 Says:


Carrie is a OK name. Cause of Carrie Underwood. My name is Kari rymes with Stary. like the Car. but for the name Carrie its OK..

claraminta Says:


I totally agree! And Carrie is my favorite character in the Little House series. Carrie Underwood is also a cool namesake.

JazzieJonez Says:


I honestly love the name Carrie! It manages to be both playful and mature.