What does Keri mean?
Keri \k(e)-ri\ as a name for girls. Keri's name origins are Welsh, Irish and Gaelic, and the name Keri means "fair, blessed poetry; black". Keri is a derivative of Ceri (Welsh): short form of Ceridwen and Cerise. Keri is also a variation of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic): from the male name Ciaran.
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 girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.7414%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1116%, down 84.9%), with the versions Keri, Kerri, Kerrie and Kerry becoming less in vogue. Kara (#442) is the most fashionable baby name among these. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Keri and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Keri▼ is pronounced similarly to Cari▼, Cori▼, Kari▼, Karie, Karri, Kary, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kiera, Kira, Kiri, Kiria, Kora, Kori, Korie, Korri, Kory, Kyra, Kyria and Kyrie. Other suggested similar baby names are Geri▼, Jeri▼, Keni, Kerin, Kore, Peri and Teri▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keri.