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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carney

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"ney
A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred that the afflicted animal can not eat.

Etymology: Cf. L. carneus flesh

  1. A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred that the afflicted animal can not eat.

Notable Persons Named Carney

Carney Lansford is a baseball player. Carney was born on February 7th, 1957 in San Jose, California.


Carney Flynn was a baseball player. Carney was born on January 23rd, 1875 in Cincinnati. He passed away on February 10th, 1947.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Carney

Mark Carney is a Governor of the Bank of England, Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and Financial Stability Board. Mark was born on March 16th, 1965 in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.


Reeve Carney is an indie rock, blues rock, and alternative rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Reeve was born on April 18th, 1983 in West Village.


Jay Carney is a 29th White House Press Secretary. Jay was given the name James Carney on May 22nd, 1965 in Washington, D.C.


John Carney is a writer and director. John was born in 1972 in Dublin, Ireland.


Art Carney was an actor and voice-impersonations. He was most prominent from 1939 to 1993. Art was given the name Arthur William Matthew Carney on November 4th, 1918 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S. He died on November 9th, 2003.


Patrick Carney is a blues rock, garage rock, and indie rock musician. He plays Drum kit, Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Ludwig Drums, and Paiste. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Patrick was given the name Patrick James Carney on April 15th, 1980 in Akron, Ohio. Patrick is also known as The Salesman.


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Popularity of Carney as a last name

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Common last names for Carney

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carney U.S.
  White 85.44% 64.26%
  African American 8.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carney

People with the last name Carney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carney

  • How Popular is the name Carney? Carney is the 16,368th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carney was the 1,066th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 497 babies born with the first name Carney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carney to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carney is Sunday, February 12th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Carney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carney was in 1918 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Carney Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carney is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Carney: Your name in reverse order is Yenrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rcnaye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,897 people with the last name Carney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Carney as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.