Has a bright sound to it...pretty, dignified, nice nicknames in "Kerr" and "Kerry"

This is most likely a form of Carrington, which can be an English sunrmae derived from the Norman French place Carenton. or it can also be a surname derived from the Old English elements carr "stone; rock," ing "dwellers" (?) and tun "settlement; village." As a first name it came into use for girls in the 80s probably inspired by the character of Alexis Carrington on the television drama Dynasty. The name got a boost in the mid-1990s when Emma Thompson starred in the movie Carrington about artist Dora Carrington (18931932) who was known simply as "Carrington." In 2010, Carrington (in all spellings) was #754 on the US top 7000.

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