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Region Origin: Western Africa

Kerry is a masculine given name of Irish origin, meaning "black-haired" or "dark-haired". It is derived from the Gaelic word "ciar," which means dark, and is associated with the county of Kerry in Ireland. The name Kerry is gender-neutral, with its consistent appearances as both a surname and a given name that transcends gender boundaries. It is a popular choice for those with Irish heritage and family members with dark hair. The name Kerry has its roots in the original form "Ciarraighe" (Ciarraí), which denoted the kingdom of Ciar, a son of Fergus mac Róich. The name is not only used as a given name but also as a surname, with notable individuals such as photographer Charles Henry Kerry, United States politician John Kerry, and Australian media magnate Kerry Packer.

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