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Meaning and name origin

Keri \k(e)-ri\ as a girl's name is of Welsh, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keri is "fair, blessed poetry; black". Keri is a variant of Ceri (Welsh): short form of Ceridwen and Cerise. Also a variant of Kerry (Irish, Gaelic): from the male name Ciaran.


Keri has 8 variant forms: Kara, Kera, Keree, Kerra, Kerrey, Kerri, Kerria, Kerrie.


Keri is a very popular first name for females (#629 out of 4276, Top 15%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#71437 out of 88799, Top 80%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Keri for girls. Keri reached its highest rank of #217 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Keri name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Keri and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kara (#442), Kerry, Kerrie, Kerri and Keri. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kara, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Keri is also 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 commonly used than Keri.