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What does Ceri mean?

Ceri Pronunciation of Ceri [ceri] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ceri) is pronounced KE-ri. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Ceri is "fair, blessed poetry". Short form of Ceridwen and Cerise. May also come from the word "caru" meaning "to love". It is pronounced in the same way as Kerry.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), blessed, poetry (literary).


Ceri has 2 variants: Cerian and Keri.

Related girl name: Cira.

23 more related forms via Ceridwen, Cerise, Kerry: Cari, Cera, Cerea, Cerese, Ceria, Cerice, Cericia, Cerisa, Cerissa, Cerisse, Cerria, Cerrina, Cerrita, Ceryce, Cherise, Kara, Kera, Keree, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria, Kerrie and Kerrin.

Creative forms:
(female) Cere, Cleri, ..

(male) Celi, Cerid, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ceri Lela (C.L.), ..

How popular is Ceri?

Ceri is an unusual first name for women. Ceri is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Kara (#509 in 2015), Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry, Keri, Kera, Cera, Cherise and Cari are the popular varying forms of Ceri (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Cerria, are seldom used. These relations of Ceri were favored as baby names during 1970-1979 (median #748) and are now much less common (#1834, 92%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cari, Cera, Cherise, Kara, Kera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kara, Kerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ceri is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cieara, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Ciri, Cyra, Cyrah, Sara, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Seara, Seeria, Sera, Siera, Siri, Suri, Syria, Zara, Zaria, Zary and Zora. Other recommended names are Ari, Berri, Bri, Cadi, Caera, Cai, Cali, Cara, Carie, Caris, Caro, Carri, Cary, Cati, Ceil, Cela, Cele, Celie, Ceres, Cesia, Chari, Cher, Chere, Cheri, Cherie, Cherri, Chery, Cici, Codi, Cor, Cora, Cordi, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corri, Cory, Cris, Devri, Eleri, Geri, Gerri, Jeri, Kiri, Mari, Merri, Nari, Peri, Sheri and Teri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ceri.

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