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What does Chari mean?

Chari Pronunciation of Chari [chari] as a name for girls has its roots in Greek and English, and Chari means "grace; charm". Chari is a variant form of Charis (Greek): from "kharis". Chari is also a derivative of Charmaine (English).

Associated with: greek, grace, charm (beautiful).


Chari has 1 variant: Charie.

23 more related forms via Charis, Charmaine: Carisa, Char, Charamy, Charesa, Charese, Charice, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Charma, Charmain, Charmar, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmisa, Charmyn, Cherise and Karis.

Creative forms:
(female) Chaci, Chori, ..

(male) Chaar, Chami, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chari Nia (C.N.), ..

How popular is Chari?

Chari is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#62775 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carisa, Charis, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, Charmaine, Cherise and Karis (#1257 in recent rankings) are the prominent alternative forms of Chari (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Charmyn, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Chari reached its peak in the 1970s (adoption of 0.03%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.01%, down 76%), with the form Charmaine becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carisa, Charis, Charise, Charissa, Charisse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Cherise, Karis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chari and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chari is pronounced similarly to Chara, Cheeara, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherie, Cherri, Cherrie, Cherry, Cherye, Cheyrie, Shara, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharay, Sharee, Shari, Shera, Sherai, Sheria, Sherie, Sherri, Shery, Shira and Shiri. Other recommended names are Bari, Caci, Cadi, Cara, Cari, Carie, Carli, Carmi, Caro, Carri, Cary, Casi, Cati, Ceara, Cearia, Ceri, Cha-, Chani, Chania, Chantri, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charin, Chariti (see Charity), Chariza, Charla, Charli, Charlie, Charly, Charmin, Charo, Charty, Chaya, Cher, Chere, Cherit, Chiara, Chyril, Ciara, Ciri, Clare, Clari, Clarie, Claris, Clary, Cori, Corri, Dari, Mari and Nari. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chari.

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