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The name Carey is of Welsh origin, and means near a castle.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Carey has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Carey
Use of the Name Carey for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
15,713 10,073 1,997 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Carey has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Carey last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1992, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Carey
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880506137566
188166189674
188243018  
188340419  
188436124  
188552413  
18869885  
188742416  
188855913  
188948415  
189060911  
189156911  
189244719  
189362311  
189459912  
189549117  
189653915  
189742320  
189842222  
189955413  
190044726  
190164111  
190265712  
190355316  
190454217  
190552919  
190661815  
190782311  
190863517  
190980813  
191057125  
191189814  
191271436  
191374739  
191461168  
191578559  
191676264  
191766980  
191887358  
191972876  
192085563  
192183668  
192270785  
192380369  
192483966  
192584262  
192671180  
192778970  
192884661  
192968381  
193080065  
193183956  
193271775  
193377462  
193461993  
193566380  
193664581  
193762986  
1938579103  
193964784  
194060297  
1941580104  
1942531132  
1943547131  
1944520135  
1945514136  
1946489171  
1947444225  
1948439231  
1949469196  
1950407273  
1951398291  
1952371336  
1953392320908107
1954361401804136
1955378364832135
1956396363783158
1957351460850142
1958392400824150
1959375438875139
1960412368897137
1961438331831160
1962439326767183
1963436334821161
1964442331844152
1965462285811150
1966435306765164
1967422324596255
1968418338530324
1969424344506372
1970453324487410
1971436348420504
1972467285410481
1973469279375559
1974463298336658
1975465301304754
1976498256321695
1977523252364599
1978558223389535
1979609198497406
1980667167546340
1981675164646273
1982669171689254
1983658168736222
1984696156791201
1985682169904175
1986723157  
1987775140  
1988732166  
1989835143  
1990857141  
1991919131  
1992966124  
Totals:  15,713 10,101

During the last 125 years, parents have used Carey as a boy's name about 60% of the time and as a girl's name about 39% of the time.  This name has been considered suitable for either boys or girls.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Carey appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 113 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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