August 7, 2014 § 3 Comments
Diminutive of “Caroline“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Cady, Caddie, Caddy, Calleigh, Callie, Cari, Carla, Carry, Kallie, Kari, Karla, Karrie, Karry, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Carrie, a young guest of Mrs. Warburton’s, rather inclined to be frivolous, in “Pansies” from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
– Carrie (Caroline) Meeber (also known as “Cad” or “Miss Madenda”), the titular self-interested dreamer of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).