What does Kari mean?
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).
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.