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The first name 

Carey is a unisex first name. It is given slightly more often to boys than to girls.

Carey is a very rare first name!

At least in the US, the name Carey is extremely rare. Recently, only a handful of babies has been named Carey each year. That means it’s extremely unlikely that a boy or girl called Carey will meet someone with the same name. So, Carey is a very special name!

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Carey -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their child Carey annualy. This means that there have been children named Carey who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus people named Carey have consistently been special. A small flight of popularity was experienced by the name way back in the last century and in one particular year, parents liked Carey even more than any other time: in 1975, it holds its present record of #441 in the ranking of the most popular first names.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Carey was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

How popular was Carey 2022 among young parents?

The first name Carey has never been ranked higher than #441. In 2022, it rivaled the 11,015 names that preceded it on the list. In total, 7 children named Carey were born in that year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1992, when possibly the parents of the now very young Carey were born, there have been 225 newborns who received this name.

Carey has 5 letters 
and begins with a C

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter C is a frequent initial letter for first names. This is because 5.7% of all common given names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of given names, by the way, are A, J and K.

With five letters, the name Carey is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 5.7% of all first names that begin with a C, this first letter is thus much more common than the average of all letters.

Other names with 
C, a, r, e and y

If you take all the letters in the name Carey – C, a, r, e and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Carye or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Carey

If your name is Carey and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Carey

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Carey, you can simply say:






This is how the name Carey is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Carey in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Carey

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Carey is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Carey

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Carey sounds like this: