Black/Dark, C names, Color, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Irish, Love/Beloved, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Carey

Carey is an English unisex name, derived from Irish surname Ó Ciardha meaning “descendant of Ciardha”, the latter a given name derived from Irish ciar meaning “black” though it may also be derived from Welsh caer meaning “fort, castle”, making it a variant form of Carew meaning “fort on the hill”. Carey may also be derived from Irish car (love) which comes from Proto-Celtic *kareti (to love) via Proto-Indo-European *keh₂- (to desire, wish).

Origin: Irish, Welsh, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Cary (English)
  • Carrey (English)

 

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