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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha, a midland family name meaning ‘descendant of Ciardha’, a personal name derived from ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’.
  2. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhiachra ‘son of Fiachra’.
  3. English: habitational name from Carey in Devon or Cary in Somerset, named for the rivers on which they stand; both river names probably derive from the Celtic root car- ‘love’, ‘liking’, perhaps with the meaning ‘pleasant stream’.
  4. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the manor of Carrey, near Lisieux, Normandy, France, of uncertain origin.
  5. Welsh and Cornish: variant of Carew.
  6. Possibly an Americanized form of German Gehrig or Gehring.

Famous people with this first name: Mariah Carey

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