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pinWhat does Cari mean?

Cari /cari/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Related girl names: Carrie, Catherine, Ceridwen and Katherine.


Cari has 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.

Kreatif forms: Calri. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cari for girls. Cari was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #465 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cari name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cari outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Cari appearing in the Top 1000 are Callie (#186 a year ago), Carey, Carla (#864), Carley, Carly (#357), Carol, Carole, Caroline (#58), Carri, Carrie, Carrol, Cary, Caryl, Catherine (#170), Charla, Kari, Karla (#504), Karli, Karlie (#885), Karol and Katherine (#83). Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4228%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2224%, 47.4%), with forms such as Carla, Carley, Charla, Kari and Karli falling out of style. Callie (#186), Carly (#357), Caroline (#58) and Karla (#504) are four of the more fashionable girl names among these, with Callie and Caroline having a rebound in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Cari and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cari, Callie, Carey, Carla, Carley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carly, Carol, Carole, Caroline, Carri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Carrol, Cary, Caryl, Catherine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charla, Kari, Karla, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karol, Katherine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Carly, Caroline, Catherine, Katherine outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Cari is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Cara, Carah, Caree, Carie, Charo, Cora, Cori, Corie, Corri, Cory, Kara, Karie, Karri, Kary, Keri, Kiri and Kori. Other suggested similar baby 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.