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Cari meaning and name origin
Cari \c(a)-ri\ as a girl's name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cari is "love". From "caru". Originally a nickname for Carol or Caroline. Also possibly derived from Welsh "rhiw" meaning "hill fort", or from Gaelic "ciar" meaning "black", and Latin "carriarus" for an occupational surname for those who moved goods.
For more information, see also related names Carrie, Catherine, Ceridwen and Katherine. Baby names that sound like Cari are Cara, Cary, Kari, Carri, Caro, Carie and Cori. Other similar baby names are Bari, Cadi, Cai, Cali, Cami, Capri, Carin, Caris, Carli, Carmi, Casi, Caci, Cati, Ceri, Chari, Ciri, Clari, Mari, Dari, Lari, Nari and Sari.
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Popularity of Cari
Cari is a very popular first name for women (#1081 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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