What does Keri mean?
Keri /keri/ as a name for girls. Keri's name origin is Welsh, and the name Keri means "fair, blessed poetry; black". Keri is a version of Ceri (Welsh): short variation of Ceridwen and Cerise. Keri is also a variation of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic): from the male name Ciaran.
How popular is Keri?
Keri is a very popular first name for women (#629 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#73412 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Keri for girls. Keri entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #217 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Keri are Kara (#442 in 2014), Kerry, Kerrie and Kerri. These relations of Keri were popular as baby names during 1970-1979 (median #258) and have become significantly less conventional since (#888, ▼85%). Kara has generally been popular among parents, while Keri, Kerri, Kerrie and Kerry used to be popular. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Keri and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Keri▼ is pronounced similarly to Caera, Cara▼, Cari▼, Carie, Caro, Carri, Cary, Cora▲, Cori▼, Corie, Corri, Cory, Kaara, Kaira, Karah, Karee, Kari▼, Karie, Karra, Karri, Karrie▼, Karry, Kary, Keara, Keera, Keira▲, Kiara▲, Kiera▲, Kierra▼, Kira▲, Kiri, Kiria, Kiriah, Kirra, Kirya, Kora▲, Koree, Korey, Kori, Korie, Korri, Korrie, Korry, Kory, Kyra▲, Kyrah, Kyrha, Kyria, Kyrie and Kyrra. Other suggested similar baby names are Geri▼, Jeri▼, Keni, Kerin, Kore, Peri and Teri▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keri.