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What does Keri mean?

Keri Pronunciation of Keri [keri] as a name for girls is a Welsh name, 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.

Associated with: fair (beautiful), blessed, poetry (literary), black.

Variations

Keri has 8 variants: Kara, Kera, Keree, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerria and Kerrie.

5 more alternative forms via Ceri, Kerry: Cerian, Keriana, Keriann, Kerilyn and Kerrin.

Creative forms:
(female) Keiri, Keki, ..

(male) Kero, Kesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keri Regan (K.R.), ..

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. Demographics)

Keri entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #214 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Keri are Kara (#509 in 2015), Kerry, Kerrie, Kera and Kerri. These relations of Keri were popular as baby names 5 decades ago (median #543) and have become significantly less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keri, Kara, Kera, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kara, Kerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keri is pronounced similarly to Cari, Carri, Cora, Corie, Corri, Cory, Karah, Karee, Karie, Karra, Karrie, Kary, Keera, Keira, Kiara, Kira, Kiri, Kiriah, Kirra, Koree, Korey, Korry, Kyra, Kyrha and Kyrra. Other suggested similar names are Airi, Berri, Dari, Dori, Eleri, Geri, Gerri, Jeri, Jerri, Kai, Kami, Karin, Kati, Kecia, Keeli, Keiki, Kelli, Kelsi, Kena, Kendri, Keni, Kenia, Keren, Kerin, Kerith, Kerril, Kesia, Keva, Kezia, Kiki, Kimi, Kirsi, Klari, Koemi, Kore, Korin, Kris, Lari, Liri, Lori, Mari, Merri, Miri, Peri, Perri, Sheri, Siri, Suri, Teri and Terri. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keri.

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