Once a nickname for titles like Caroline and Carol, Carrie ultimately stems from the German masculine name Karl, meaning “free man.” Carrie outshone its predecessor Caroline in the 1880s as the 20th most popular girl’s name in the US. Carrie held on as one of America’s most beloved names up until recently, rocking characters like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City and the compelling antihero in Stephen King’s Carrie. In the 1990s, Carrie mysteriously disappeared from the Top 1000 names chart despite its beautiful pronunciation and lighthearted demeanor. Baby will undoubtedly thrust Carrie back into the spotlight once the world witnesses their greatness.
Famous People Named Carrie
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- Carrie UnderwoodSinger
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