What does Lari mean?
Lari /lari/ as a girls' name. Lari's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of the name Lari is "cheerful; the bay, or laurel plant". Lari is a variant form of Larissa (Latin): version of Lara. Lari is also a variation of Laura (Latin).
How popular is Lari?
Lari is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#60083 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Lari and associated names. Lauren (#94 in recent rankings), Laura (#318), Laurel (#817), Lorine, Lorie, Lorna, Lorrie, Lori, Lorri, Lora, Lauri, Laurie, Laurine, Larissa and Loren are the popular variation forms of Lari (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Larea, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Lari was widespread during 1960-1969 (average #459) and is now much diminished (#881, down 78%), with forms such as Larissa, Laura, Lora, Lauri and Laurie becoming somewhat dated. Lauren is the most trendy baby name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lari is alike in pronunciation to Lara▼, Larae, Laray, Laree, Larra, Lira, Liri, Loria, Lura▼, Lyra and Lyria. Other recommended similar baby names are Bari, Cari▼, Dari, Kari▼, Laci▼, Lali, Lani, Lark, Mari▼, Nari and Sari. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lari.