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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carrey

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From Middle Irish cara (“friend, relation”) (compare Irish cara, Scottish Gaelic caraid), from Old Irish carae (“friend, relation”), from Proto-Celtic *karants (“friend”), from Proto-Indo-European *kāro- (“dear”) (compare Latin cārus, English charity, whore).

  1. friend
    She dooin eh. ― He is a friend of ours.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carrey

Jim Carrey is an actor, stand-up comedy, screenwriter, film producer, stand-up comedian, and producer. Jim was given the name James Eugene Carrey on January 17th, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.


Jacques was born in 1649. He breathed his last breath in 1726.


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Popularity of Carrey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carrey U.S.
  White 75.00% 64.26%
  African American 12.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carrey

People with the last name Carrey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Carrey

  • How Popular is the name Carrey? Carrey is the 46,393rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Carrey was the 95,115th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carrey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53 babies born with the first name Carrey in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carrey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Carrey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carrey is Monday, July 19th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Carrey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carrey was in 1976 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Carrey: Your name in reverse order is Yerrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Areyrc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carrey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 192 people with the last name Carrey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carrey? Carrey is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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