Proper nounEdit


  1. A surname, a less common spelling of Carey.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
  3. A diminutive of the female given name Caroline.
  4. The name of several towns in the United States:
    1. Cary, Illinois
    2. Cary Plantation, Maine
    3. Cary, Mississippi
    4. Cary, North Carolina
    5. Cary, Wisconsin


  • 1849 Charlotte Brontë: Shirley: Chapter XXV:
    "My sister gave it to me - my only sister, Cary. Would that your aunt Caroline had lived to see her niece!"
  • 1999 Ian Rankin: Dead Souls ISBN 0312974205 page 246:
    "You'll laugh when I tell you my name. All I can say is, nobody consulted me."
    "Why, what's your name?" Laughing now as he stepped past her into the hall.
    "Cary," he told her. "After the actor. Only I've never managed to be quite so suave."


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