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I want to share a meaning of the name "Carrie" that I found years ago in a grocery rack paperback "Encyclopedia of Baby Names" by Globe Special Library. It states "CARRIE (Latin-French) Very pure in deed and thought." Also, in another source I don't remember, I read that Carrie came into popularity as its own name in the 18th and 19th centuries as a diminutive form of Caroline.
Rokal1na  4/3/2005
Famous bearers include child actresses Carrie Henn ("Aliens") and Carrie Mullan.
Destry  4/14/2005
Carrie Underwood was the winner of the 2005 American Idol competition.
skywalker  7/3/2005
Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia Organa in George Lucas' Star Wars Original Trilogy.
dotty  8/4/2005
Carrie is the name of Stephen King's first book and the main character in the book.
JadeSkye  11/7/2005
No one is ever going to think of this name without thinking of Stephen King's Carrie. In that case it stood for Carrieta.
dramaelf  7/7/2006
Leah Remini plays the character Carrie Heffernan in "King of Queens". There was a time I wanted to change my name into it.
― Anonymous User  11/14/2005
Carrie Bradshaw is the main character/narrator on the TV show Sex and the City, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Carrie is a nice name, but there are so many alternate spellings and wondering of whether the bearer is male or female that it can get a little confusing.
Riley115  12/29/2005
Andie MacDowell plays a character called Carrie in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2006
Carrie was the name of Laura's little sister in the Little House On The Prairie books and TV show.
Mustardseed  1/31/2006
The only Carrie I knew back in school was always teased and called Harry Carrie. This has always stuck with me. With that aside I don't think it is a bad name but maybe better as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
At one point Carrie was just an okay name but the hype over Carrie Underwood irked me and the name lost the little interest in it I had. I'm not too fond of it anymore.
Missy  2/21/2007
I have come to really like this name. It is very pretty and underused now. Wonderful name!
― Anonymous User  5/1/2007
I love this name! I like Karrie too.
Taydbug112  5/15/2007
One of my favourites. The pronuncations on this site are obviously American. In England this name is pronounced CA-ree. I understand that with an American accent, Carrie, Carey and Kerry all sound exactly the same!
BlueSomehow  8/17/2007
Famous bearer includes Caroline (better known as) 'Carrie' Ingalls, the younger sister of famous author Laura Ingalls Wilder, and third daughter of Charles & Caroline Ingalls.

Carrie's character was in all of the 'Little House' Books, portrayed by twins Lindsay/Sidney Greenbush in the famous '70's-'80's television series, and also in many miniseries and movies based off of the life of The Ingalls Family.

Carrie Ingalls was born in 1870. She died in 1946.
Sarah Elizabeth  10/31/2007
I quite like Carrie as a nickname for Caroline. When I portrayed Caroline in a high school production of 'Guys and Dolls', my best friend nicknamed me 'Carrie' :P
scarlett_katherine  11/20/2007
The name Carrie is ok, but I think best alternate names for Carrie are Carrigan and Carrington.
lol_cool  2/26/2008
A famous bearer was American women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947). She was served two terms as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA): first from 1900 to 1904 and again from 1915 to 1920. Her second term coincided with the addition of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.
AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
It is a very American name.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2008
I have read in a baby name book that Carrie has the a meaning in its own right. This is 'womanly.'
Carrie has many different spellings, these include 'Cari', 'Kari', 'Carry' and 'Karrie'.
It is commonly chosen from the Steven King novel named 'Carrie' and is also commonly paired with Anne as a middle name, as the Hollies song 'Carrie Anne'.
tinkerbell021085  6/19/2008
I like this name, but it sounds kinda sad to me. Not because of the movie, I never watched the whole thing, I really don't know why. I picture someone like a nurse caring for the terminally ill, or the leading lady of a tragedy. But beautiful.
not_another_Jessica  12/7/2008
It is true that in America that Carrie, Kerry, Kari, and all other similar names are all pronounced the same. Occasionally you will come across a Kari who pronounces their name CAR-ee, and most people think the person is trying to put on airs. So CARE-ee is the common pronunciation. I now know a Carrie, Carey, Cary, Carie, Kari and Kerri, all girls.
Jamesina  7/15/2010
I just do not like Carrie. This is the worst spelling, I like Karri better.
Missy125  3/12/2011
Carrie is cute, but I liked it a lot more before Carrie Underwood came along. She's so annoying, sorry. My favorite would have to be Kerrie. Carrie is incredibly boring to me, but Kerrie is different and beautiful.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2011
Laura Ingalls's Sister was Caroline (Carrie) Celeste.
SEC908  10/7/2012
Carrie is the name of the female protagonist on the TV show, Homeland. The character is portrayed by Claire Danes.
Laurina  1/11/2013
There are like seven different ways to spell this name, but out of all of them, this is my favorite. It's actually the only one I like, it sounds the most dignified.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
I can't hear this name without thinking of Stephen King's Carrie. It's a good book, but the character isn't exactly the best association. On the plus side, I do like Carrie Underwood. Still, I think this is better off as a nickname.
Buneary  3/20/2013
Also, the name of Carrie Bradshaw, the main character and narrator on the famous TV series Sex and the City. She was played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2013
Despite being featured in the top 100 at one point, the name Carrie has since fallen out of the top 1000. In 2012, it was only given to 154 baby girls in the US.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
'Carrie' makes me think of a whiny, spoilt kid.
Bluefield  11/20/2013
Carrie Dollanganger is one of a set of twins from the V.C. Andrews Dollanganger series, the first book being Flowers in the Attic.
DoomKitty  3/31/2014
I love the name Carrie. It makes me think of a young girl full of spirit and intellegence.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2014
Carrie Willow is the titular character in Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2014
My name is Carrie and I personally love it. I don't seem to like any other spelling of it. I think that a person's name is very influential to that particular person. I can't imagine being named anything else.
carebearcaol  9/7/2014
I have mixed emotions about this name. Growing up I had an older friend whom I idolized, so I named all my dolls and things Carrie after her, lol. But then there's the Stephen King film and Carrie Underwood... I don't know, I don't like it as much anymore.
deidre  2/15/2015
Carrie Kelley is a character in the DC Comics who is the female Robin. Reports suggest she is set to appear in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2015
Carrie Baker is a close friend of Holly Hobbie.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
I love the name Carrie! :3 It's so cute and pretty and sweet. ♥.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
Carrie is the name of Dez's girlfriend in Austin&Ally, a Disney tv series for kids.
pasie  8/5/2015
My name is Carrie and for the longest time I despised bearing this name. I just felt like this wasn't my REAL name. In school, when people would ask how I spell my name they would say "oh like CARRIE that crazy psychic girl" which bothered me so much that I now spell my name with a K. I've recently started to accept my name and am at peace with it. I now think it's kind ♡f pretty. (:
Tranquilixir  2/24/2016
I'm the other Carrie that tried out for American Idol in 2004 for that season in 2005 when the Underwood chick won. I'm just glad it's spelled many ways so when I finally have a sex change, I will only need to change the spelling. Which is cool because I don't want to change my name. I just really hate being called missCarrie. It should be funny but since I feel I haven't accomplished much in life yet, it's almost as though it's true.
SPRINGFEVER9  3/12/2016
The name Carrie was given to 125 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Carrie Brownstein, musician from Sleater-Kinney. Actress from Portlandia (one of her characters is also named Carrie) and Transparent. Writer.
Tentosen  8/11/2016
Hey, Carrie-Anne! Carrie-Anne is the name of a schoolgirl in the 1967 Hollies single of the same name. Written by Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, and Tony Hicks, the song is supposedly about Marianne Faithfull.
SorrySylvester  8/20/2016
My aunt is named Carrie but I honestly don't like the name (Sorry Aunt Carrie).
weirdest_kid  2/15/2017
Carrie is a beautiful girl name. I love the sound of the "c" and "r" letters together. One of my favorites.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2017
Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She is best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars.
cutenose  7/13/2017
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history and the best-selling country album of the last 14 years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.

Her second album Carnival Ride followed in 2007. It had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards. Her next album, 2009's Play On, was a commercial success led by the single "Cowboy Casanova". Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away (2012), earned her a Grammy Award and was that year's second best-selling release by a female artist. Her first compilation album (2014) was a chart and sales success and earned her a Grammy Award. Her fifth album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200.
lilolaf  7/15/2017

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