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Karrie is one of many many alternative spellings of Carrie, which is a shortened form of Caroline. This particular spelling is most popular in English and Swedish cultures. Karrie was pretty popular during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, but you don't hear it too much anymore. However, given how popular “K” names are right now, we wouldn't be surprised to see it back on the list of the top baby names for girls in the United States. Pair it with a current middle name to give it some 2020s appeal.

Meaning of the name Karrie:

English: Free man
Swedish: Free man

Origin of the name Karrie:

Karrie is an alternative spelling of Carrie, which is a shortened form of Caroline. Caroline is one of many feminine versions of the masculine name Charles. The meaning is “free man.” Centuries ago, it was used to describe someone who wasn't a member of nobility but who was free to live as they pleased.

Symbolism of the name Karrie:

Karrie doesn't offer too much in the way of symbolism. It could be a great choice to honor a loved one named Caroline or Charles.

Style of the name Karrie:


Gender of the name Karrie:

Karrie is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Karrie:


Number of syllables in the name Karrie:


Emotion evoked from the name Karrie:

The baby name Karrie evokes images of someone who is beautiful yet shy and reserved.

Alternative spellings for the name Karrie:

  • Carrie
  • Kerrie
  • Karri
  • Kerri
  • Carri 

Nicknames for the name Karrie:

  • Kare
  • Kar
  • Ree

Popularity of the name Karrie:

According to the Social Security Administration, Karrie was a top 1,000 baby name for girls from 1958 until 1985. It was most popular in 1977 when it ranked at number 409. In 1985, it last ranked at number 981.

Related names for the name Karrie:

Great middle names for Karrie and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Karrie:

  • Karrie Downey (volleyball player and coach)
  • Karrie(sound engineer who worked with some of the top bands of the 1990s)
  • Karrie Webb (golfer)
  • Karrie Karahalios (professor and computer scientist)

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