Carrie

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267k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
797
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carrie

"Carrie" is a name of American origin, and it means "Short form of names in Car-". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A pet form of Caroline, also used as a formal female given name.

Notable Persons Named Carrie

Carrie Fisher is an actress, novelist, and screenwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Carrie was given the name Carrie Frances Fisher by her parents Eddie Fisher (singer) and Debbie Reynolds on October 21st, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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Carrie Underwood is a country music and country pop musician. She holds the title Blown Away" and Temporary Home". Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Carrie was given the name Carrie Marie Underwood on March 10th, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Carrie Coon is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Carrie was given the name Carrie Alexandra Coon on January 24th, 1981 in Copley, Ohio U.S.

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Carrie Preston is an actress, director, and producer. She was most prominent from 1995 to present. Carrie was born on June 21st, 1967 in Macon, Georgia, U.S.

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Carrie Brownstein is a punk rock, indie rock, and riot grrrl musician. Her career lasted from 1993 to 1993. Carrie was given the name Carrie Rachel Brownstein on September 27th, 1974 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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She holds the title Miss California USA 2009 and Miss California USA. Carrie was given the name Caroline Michelle Prejean on May 13th, 1987 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carrie

TJ Carrie is an athlete for the Oakland Raiders. His ongoing career started in 2014. TJ was born on July 28th, 1990 in Antioch, California.

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Colin Carrie is a member of parliament. He was most active from 2004 to present. Colin was born on April 11th, 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Alex Carrie is a soccer player for the Arbroath F.C., Shawsheen Indians, and New Bedford Whalers. Alex was born in Scotland.

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How popular is the baby name Carrie in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 957 949 8 #20 girl name
1881 964 958 6 #20 girl name
1882 1,043 1,037 6 #22 girl name
1883 1,108 1,108 0 #21 girl name
1884 1,250 1,245 5 #22 girl name
1885 1,288 1,283 5 #22 girl name
1886 1,403 1,396 7 #21 girl name
1887 1,344 1,344 0 #23 girl name
1888 1,653 1,647 6 #24 girl name
1889 1,553 1,547 6 #27 girl name
1890 1,518 1,510 8 #29 girl name
1891 1,350 1,342 8 #36 girl name
1892 1,593 1,588 5 #35 girl name
1893 1,464 1,451 13 #36 girl name
1894 1,458 1,452 6 #39 girl name
1895 1,463 1,463 0 #42 girl name
1896 1,396 1,388 8 #45 girl name
1897 1,371 1,365 6 #46 girl name
1898 1,376 1,371 5 #47 girl name
1899 1,354 1,346 8 #46 girl name
1900 1,717 1,711 6 #48 girl name
1901 1,252 1,247 5 #48 girl name
1902 1,376 1,376 0 #50 girl name
1903 1,261 1,252 9 #52 girl name
1904 1,286 1,280 6 #54 girl name
1905 1,295 1,288 7 #58 girl name
1906 1,194 1,188 6 #62 girl name
1907 1,294 1,283 11 #61 girl name
1908 1,249 1,239 10 #66 girl name
1909 1,282 1,276 6 #66 girl name
1910 1,390 1,381 9 #70 girl name
1911 1,289 1,281 8 #78 girl name
1912 1,587 1,580 7 #82 girl name
1913 1,527 1,517 10 #90 girl name
1914 1,808 1,798 10 #91 girl name
1915 1,983 1,968 15
1916 2,175 2,159 16
1917 2,084 2,073 11
1918 2,142 2,130 12
1919 2,199 2,180 19
1920 2,119 2,108 11
1921 2,094 2,081 13
1922 2,131 2,120 11
1923 1,939 1,928 11
1924 2,068 2,054 14
1925 2,050 2,024 26
1926 1,880 1,860 20
1927 1,803 1,787 16
1928 1,665 1,652 13
1929 1,529 1,512 17
1930 1,481 1,466 15
1931 1,327 1,307 20
1932 1,408 1,396 12
1933 1,279 1,263 16
1934 1,270 1,259 11
1935 1,290 1,277 13
1936 1,189 1,182 7
1937 1,196 1,177 19
1938 1,136 1,121 15
1939 1,089 1,077 12
1940 1,104 1,092 12
1941 1,041 1,030 11
1942 1,195 1,187 8
1943 1,142 1,136 6
1944 1,030 1,022 8
1945 992 985 7
1946 1,082 1,071 11
1947 1,177 1,170 7
1948 1,174 1,174 0
1949 1,113 1,107 6
1950 983 977 6
1951 1,069 1,064 5
1952 1,115 1,110 5
1953 1,289 1,281 8
1954 1,316 1,309 7
1955 1,220 1,213 7
1956 1,537 1,530 7
1957 2,159 2,154 5
1958 2,592 2,576 16
1959 2,976 2,967 9
1960 3,158 3,148 10
1961 3,189 3,180 9
1962 3,039 3,030 9
1963 2,823 2,817 6
1964 2,984 2,974 10
1965 2,492 2,484 8
1966 2,475 2,475 0
1967 3,205 3,196 9
1968 3,986 3,978 8 #86 girl name
1969 3,894 3,887 7 #94 girl name
1970 4,996 4,976 20 #73 girl name
1971 6,000 5,976 24 #55 girl name
1972 5,436 5,422 14 #53 girl name
1973 5,858 5,836 22 #46 girl name
1974 6,452 6,435 17 #42 girl name
1975 7,880 7,858 22 #29 girl name
1976 8,019 7,994 25 #28 girl name
1977 8,690 8,663 27 #28 girl name
1978 7,345 7,318 27 #35 girl name
1979 6,376 6,357 19 #41 girl name
1980 5,793 5,764 29 #46 girl name
1981 5,111 5,093 18 #55 girl name
1982 5,206 5,187 19 #57 girl name
1983 4,318 4,297 21 #65 girl name
1984 3,710 3,691 19 #78 girl name
1985 2,948 2,941 7 #96 girl name
1986 2,574 2,561 13
1987 2,400 2,387 13
1988 2,210 2,205 5
1989 1,968 1,957 11
1990 1,707 1,707 0
1991 1,465 1,465 0
1992 1,284 1,284 0
1993 1,115 1,115 0
1994 1,013 1,013 0
1995 896 896 0
1996 876 876 0
1997 744 744 0
1998 629 629 0
1999 582 582 0
2000 535 535 0
2001 430 430 0
2002 320 320 0
2003 345 345 0
2004 310 310 0
2005 304 304 0
2006 308 308 0
2007 267 267 0
2008 264 264 0
2009 236 236 0
2010 180 180 0
2011 150 150 0
2012 154 154 0
2013 174 174 0
2014 149 149 0
2015 125 125 0
2016 140 140 0

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Popularity of Carrie as a first name

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Popularity of Carrie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carrie U.S.
  White 58.09% 64.26%
  African American 32.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carrie

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

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Fun Facts about the name Carrie

  • How Popular is the name Carrie? Carrie is the 276th most popular name of all time. As a last name Carrie was the 29,581st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carrie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266,782 babies born with the first name Carrie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carrie to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carrie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 957 new born babies.
  • When was Carrie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carrie is Tuesday, March 14th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Carrie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carrie was in 1977 with a total of 8,663 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carrie!
  • Random Carrie Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carrie ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 64 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Carrie: Your name in reverse order is Eirrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeicrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carrie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 797 people with the last name Carrie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carrie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Carrie as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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