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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Carrie

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Carrie in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Carrie:

  • Records indicate that 263,916 girls in the United States have been named Carrie since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1977, when 8,656 people in the U.S. were given the name Carrie. Those people are now 44 years old.

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    Comments about the name Carrie

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      22 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Carrie Brooke. I used to hate it but have learned to love it. I know 2 other Carrie's thru my daughters friends. I often get called Care Bear, Care or just Bear. I hate it when people spell my name wrong, so I automatically just spell it" Nov. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Carrie Ann. I was named in the 70's so I got lots of the "scary Carrie" thing in the 80's due to the movie. I hated my name then, but love it now. I rarely see any other Carrie's so I feel more unique. Carrie Underwiod surely helped the Carrie cause too. :) I wish the name would make a comeback." Nov. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. My daughter's name is Carrie. She was named after my mother in law Carrie and they both love their name. She was the only Carrie in her school and didn't have to share her name with anyone which she loved." Sep. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love, love, love the name Carrie. When I think of a woman with the name Carrie, the image that comes to mind is a beautiful, independent, strong woman with good feelings for others and strong family values. The one who brings people together but does not hesitate, she tells it like it is. Lovely name.... It is my four year old daughters name. I also have a seven year old Caroline. Love Carrie and Caroline together....Very classy names" Aug. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have met a few other Carries, most of whom were lovely people. I was named for my mother's twin sister, Carolyn. Mother didn't care for the name Carole, so she named me Carrie. I've always associated my name with Laura Ingall's sweet, meek younger sister in the Little House books and TV series. :)" Apr. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "many spell it wrong but rarely anyone pronounces it wrong, sometimes they mistake me as kerry or karen but other than that I like it :)) I didn't meet many others with the same name, it's unique" Sep. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name but always get asked to spell it especially when waiting at a restaurant. I tell them it all sounds the same so they can spell it xefry as long as they pronounce it Carrie when it's my turn! I've often been called by my first and last name together, Carrie Allen as if it were like Sue Ellen but I like it. I love being called Care. To help people remember my name I tell them it's like the movie. I do often wonder why my parents named me a verb," Jan. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie Ann Cooper, I love my name!!! I also get called "CareBear" by my friends and family! One crazy story about my name is when i was a baby, i was sick and my mom with to get my medication but they gave me the wrong medication because there was another girl named Carrie Ann Cooper and same birthday but different year, I was a baby and she was 21 - it was crazy!!!" Nov. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie, and I love it. If you are a Carrie you should get used to people rhyming your name with hairy, scary, or worse very scary hairy.... But other than that it's a sweet gentle name. You'll get care, or carebear for a nickname. And Carrie looks lovely written in cursive, especially if you just squiggle the 'arri' I would never want a different name." Sep. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Carrie Ann is my name and I love it! I went through a phase when younger when I hated it...but what kid doesn't? I was named for my great grandmother, and I really do love my name now. Went through school with not one other Carrie. It was great! It's becoming more popular now, which is cool. I too get people thinking it's Kerry (two different names people, not just the pronunciation! :), or on the phone, I get Carol, Karen, Terry even!" May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. I only know one other person with that name, but it has another added on (Carrie Josephine)so she goes by CJ. People due have a tendency to try and spell it with a K though." May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie Ann! I love my name, its different and people always compliment me on it. I have onl ever met 1 other Carrie in australia, with the exception of my parents friends who called they're baby Carrie because they liked my name so much! I love that you cant shorten it!" May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, Carrie. I actually think it is kind of fun to have to spell your name for people all the time. When someone asks what my name is so they can write it down I always just say: "Carrie, C-a-r-r-i-e" then continue with the rest of my name. It makes me smile." Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Carrie, and I know few others with such a great name lol, Carrie truly is a fab name!I love it! Big up to all the other Carries out there!xxx" Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name 'Carrie.' A lot of friends don't want to call me anything else, because they think that the name Carrie is exactly right for me!" Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Carrie is a sweet name. My mom's coworker's name is Carrie. I think it's beautiful." Jun. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie Sue. I just go by Carrie, which I like, but many people (I've always lived in the South) want to call me Carrie Sue, which I don't care for. I love the "traditional" spelling of this name and don't really like any of the more trendy ways to spell it: Keri, Kari, Kerri, etc. When I first meet people, they think I'm saying Terri, Karen, or something similar and that gets annoying." Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie Ophelia. My sister Sophie Jane and I work part time at a vets shop. We're lovin life and our sexy names. :-)" Jul. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie Lynn and I have always loved my name. To me it sounds soft and sweet. I too am called "Carebear" by those I love. I just think the name looks pretty on paper as well as flows nicely from the mouth. Rarely does anyone spell it correctly though. I thought that if I ever had twin girls I would have named them Carrie and Callie though." Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our daughters name and I think it is beautiful. I agree with the first poster "a real Carrie is a rare and beatiful thing" The name goes great with our last name. And also goes great with her married name. I don't associate the name with the movie at all." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah, i love my name. But it does have that rhymer tendency, and that dratted book, lol. But it's a good name. You see Karis and Kerris and Careys, but a real Carrie (not a diminuitive) is a rare and beautiful thing (no, i am not modest)" Aug. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. It rhymes with a lot of stuff so I was called hairy carrie and scary carrie, but I am mostly called Care Bear which is alright." Jul. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Carrie Tina and its a rubbish name. :( I hate it! I have two sisters called Cava Tilly and Carolyn Tigwop(i no silly names) I get called Car, Caz, Cazzer, Cazzie, Cawi, Cowwie, Caploin and Cap." Jun. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie, and I hate it! Always have. It's always sounded old and plain to me, and yes there is the problem of never being able to find stuff with your name on as a kid! I've just always found if a very uncomfortable name and there aren't really any good nicknames you can make from it." Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everytime I see this name, I think of the movie "Carrie" with the girl who had telekinesis." Mar. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "Carrie is a ok name. It's old fashioned but pretty. My name is pronounce Car-ee but I spell it Kari." Mar. 19, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie! Growing up there were no Carries however I love it and see more Carries now a days. This was my grandmother's nickname. Wish I had a daughter.." Sep. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like the name Carrie. At all my name is Kari. Like the car you drive. I always get called Carrie witch I hate." Aug. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie, it's an okay name, the only down thing is there's no short form for them name... car? care? curry?? *mei*" Apr. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name (named in the 70's) but I was named for my Great-Grandmother born in 1897. My name had nothing to do with the novel by King." Dec. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "love how it is spelled. It reminds me of the movie crazy carrie." Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name is Carrie, and while I never found it offensive, she has often complained about it and even went so far as to acquire an unrelated nickname. Her complaints were: the book/movie, the word "carry", the hard C sound, and the fact that her estranged father named her. It's probably that last complaint that seals it; I bet that for most people Carrie is a fine name." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Carrie. It is welsh for love,although its not spelt the welsh way. I dont really like it. I would rather another name. I rather people calling me Carrie-Lou. People often spell it rong and when im asked what my name is they cant seem to pronounce it right or they hear the rong name. i guess its sort of pretty." Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ilove the name Carrie. My aunt's names are Carrie, Carolyn and Caroline." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think my name's alright. I've met 3 other Carrie's in my life, one being my neighbor. I didn't really like her. She ruined it for me, but I met this really great person named Jennyfer, and I've wanted the name ever since. I think my names alright though." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My birth name is Carole, which I've never really I changed it to Carrie...I love it, but it is rarely spelled correctly! There are so many ways to spell it stating with a C and then it gets mixed up with Kerry...I've found many people who can't seem to hear the difference between Ca (as in cat)and Ke(as in kept)...all in all I am happy with has a soft sound, is fun to write and people respond well to it." Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only problem with the name is that there are so many variations that it was nearly impossible to find a pencil, bookbag, anything with my name spelled correctly. For a kid, that was pretty disappointing. In addition, the movie "Carrie" came out when I was a kid, which triggered the schoolground nickname "Scary Carrie."" May. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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