Name: Cary

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cary

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain; possibly pleasant stream
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KAR ee); (KARE ee)
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    Itself (Cary)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cary

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    At first a placename based on the Celtic name of a nearby river it later made the transfer to surname and finally in the twentieth century to given name.

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