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Girl Name: Kerry

Name: Kerry
Pronunciation: \k(er)-ry\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kerry's also a boy name)
Meaning: black
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Ceri
Sounds Like: Karry, Korry, Gerry
Variant forms: Kara, Kera, Keree, Keri, Keriana, Keriann, Kerianna, Kerianne, Kerilyn, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerrin, Kerria, Kerrianne, Kerridana, Kerrie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 452
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14023

Description

Kerry \k(er)-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kerry), is pronounced KARE-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kerry is "black". From the male name Ciaran. Also a place name for a county in Ireland. Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug; actress Keri Russell.

Kerry has 17 variant forms: Kara, Kera, Keree, Keri, Keriana, Keriann, Kerianna, Kerianne, Kerilyn, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerrin, Kerria, Kerrianne, Kerridana and Kerrie.

For more information, see also the related name Ceri.

Baby names that sound like Kerry are Karry, Korry and Gerry.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kerry.

Popularity

Kerry is a very popular first name for women (#452 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14023 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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