Cary m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Cary f for the female version.


Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish


Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the surname which derives from a place name and ultimately from a Celtic river name [1]

Related Names

Carey Danish Finish Swedish
Cary Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Swedish


Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Cary
Genitive: Carys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Cary
Genitive: Caryn
Partitive: Carya
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Cary
Genitive: Carys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Cary
Genitive: Carys

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage


  • Sweden: In January 1973, 69 people were named Cary m (percentage of first or only given name: 51 %) [6]


No recent statistics trend found in databases for Cary.


  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Danish Family Search,
  3. Digitalarkivet at,
  4. Riksarkivet/SVAR - Svensk arkivinformation: Sveriges befolkning 1990
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)