What does Cari mean?
Cari [cari] as a girls' 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.
44 related forms via Carol, Caroline: Caddy, Callie▲, Caralin, Carel, Carely, Carey▼, Cariel, Carilis, Carilyn, Carla▼, Carlan, Carlein, Carlen, Carley▼, Carlin, Carlina, Carline, Carlita, Carly▼, Carlyn, Caro, Carol▼, Carola, Carole▼, Carolin, Caroll, Caroly, Carri, Carrie▼, Carrol, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Charla, Charyl, Karel, Kari▼, Karla▼, Karli, Karlie▲, Karol▼ and Karyl.Creative forms:
(female) Care, Charri, ..
(male) Cadis, Caer, .. Middle name pairings:
Cari Ryleigh (C.R.), ..
How popular is Cari?
Cari is a very popular first name for women (#1081 out of 4276, Top 25%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Cari was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #457 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Cari appearing in the Top 2000 are Callie (#196 a year ago), Carey, Carla (#873), Carley (#1106), Carline, Carly (#389), Carlyn, Caro, Carol (#1768), Carola, Carole, Carolin, Caroline (#62), Caroll, Carri, Carrie (#1680), Carrol, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Catherine (#179), Charla, Karel, Kari (#1817), Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karlie (#815), Karol, Karyl and Katherine (#84). Adoption of these relations of Cari was at its most widespread 75 years ago (usage of 4.44%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.95%, ▼79%). Katherine has been the top favorite, though Caroline is now more regularly used, while versions such as Katherine have lost favor.
Cari▼ is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Carah, Caree, Carie, Carrey, Cora, Coree, Corey▼, Cori, Corri, Kaara, Kaira, Karah, Karee, Karie, Karra, Karrie▼, Kary, Kera, Keri▼, Kerri▼, Kiara▼, Kiri, Kora▲ and Korri. Other suggested similar names are Bari, Caci, Cadi, Cai, Cali▲, Cami, Capri, Carin, Caris, Carli, Carmi, Casi, Cati, Ceara, Cearia, Cera, Ceri, Ceria, Char, Chara, Chari, Charie, Cheri▼, Ciara▼, Cira, Ciri, Clari, Cor, Cyra, Dari, Lari, Mari▼, Nari and Sari. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cari.See names in meaning and etymology.