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Kari (girl)

What does Kari mean?

Kari Pronunciation of Kari [kari] as a name for girls (also used less generally as boys' name Kari) is an Old German, Greek and Latin name, and the meaning of the name Kari is "free man; pure; beloved". Kari is an alternate form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Kari is also a variation of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kari is also used as a variation of Kara (Latin), Karen (Danish, Greek) and Katherine (Greek).

Associated with: greek, pure (virgin).

Variations

Kari has 16 variants: Cara, Carey, Cari, Caro, Carri, Carrie, Carry, Cary, Kaira, Karah, Karee, Karie, Karrah, Karri, Karrie and Kary.

104 more relations via Carol, Catherine, Kara, Karen, Katherine: Cadi, Cait, Carel, Caren, Cariel, Carin, Carina, Carita, Carla, Carlin, Carly, Caron, Carrin, Caryl, Caryn, Cass, Cassi, Cat, Cate, Cath, Cathi, Cati, Catia, Catie, Cato, Catrin, Caty, Cay, Caye, Kait, Kaitie, Kaitrin, Kaity, Karalie, Karan, Karel, Karena, Kariana, Kariann, Karin, Karina, Karine, Karita, Karla, Karli, Karlie, Karlina, Karna, Karol, Karole, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryl, Karryn, Karyl, Karyll, Karyn, Karynn, Kas, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kass, Kassi, Kassia, Kassie, Kassy, Kasya, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katica, Katie, Katina, Katka, Katla, Katria, Katrien, Katrina, Katrine, Katrya, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kaylin, Kerril, Kerrin, Keryl, Keryn, Kit, Kitti, Taran, Taren and Taryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Karit, Katri, ..

(male) Kadim, Kavis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kari Sherlyn (K.S.), ..

How popular is Kari?

Kari is a very popular first name for women (#416 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#32129 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kari entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #155 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1817 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Kari (#1817 in 2015) are Katherine (#84 in 2015), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Carly (#389), Karina (#462), Karen (#504), Kara (#509), Karla (#510), Kaylin (#619), Cara (#727), Karlie (#815), Carla (#873), Taryn (#1062), Carina (#1067), Katrina (#1167), Karli (#1292), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Carrie (#1680), Carol (#1768), Katia (#1869), Kaye, Kit, Cari, Kassi, Karyl, Karyn, Kassie, Carey, Caren, Katina, Kay, Kati, Kary, Katya, Kathi, Kathie, Katey, Karon, Carin, Cathi, Kaira, Carri, Cate, Cassi, Carry, Cary, Caryl, Caryn, Karah, Karan, Karol, Karole, Karren, Karri, Caro, Karin, Karel, Caron, Karena, Karie and Karrie. Other forms, like Cay, are uncommon. These relations of Kari were favored as baby names 6 decades ago (usage of 5.93%) and are now much less common (usage 0.84%, 86% less), with forms like Karyn becoming somewhat dated. Karlie is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kari, Cara, Caren, Carey, Cari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carin, Carina, Carla, Carly, Caro in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Caron, Carri, Carrie, Carry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cary, Caryl, Caryn, Cassi, Cate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Cathi, Kaira, Kara, Karah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karan, Karel, Karen, Karena, Karie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karin, Karina, Karla, Karli, Karlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karol, Karole, Karon, Karren, Karri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karrie, Kary, Karyl, Karyn, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kassie, Kate, Katey, Katherine, Kathi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Katina, Katrina, Katy, Katya, Kay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kaye, Kaylin, Kit, Taryn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cara, Carla, Carly, Catherine, Kara outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karen, Karin, Kate, Katherine, Katie, Katrina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kari is pronounced similarly to Caera, Corie, Cory, Karra, Karry, Keara, Keera, Keira, Keree, Kerria, Kerry, Kiara, Kiarra, Kiri, Kiriah, Kirra, Kora, Koree, Kori, Korri, Korrie, Kyra, Kyrha, Kyria and Kyrra. Other recommended names are Abri, Amari, Bari, Ceri, Ciri, Dari, Dori, Gauri, Geri, Ilari, Kaci, Kadi, Kady, Kaeli, Kahli, Kai, Kaia, Kaili, Kala, Kalei, Kali, Kami, Kani, Kapri, Karida, Karima, Karis, Karmia, Kasi, Katt, Kaydi, Kaysi, Kazia, Kerin, Kiki, Klara, Klari, Kodi, Kore, Kris, Kyli, Lari, Liri, Mari, Miri, Nari, Peri, Sari, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kari.

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