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What does Lari mean?

Lari Pronunciation of Lari [lari] as a girls' name is a Latin name, 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).

Associated with: cheerful (joy), bay (tree).


Lari has 13 variants: Larea, Lauri, Laurie, Lawra, Lora, Loree, Lorey, Lori, Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry and Lory.

13 more alternative forms via Larissa, Laura: Larisa, Laure, Laurel, Lauren, Laurice, Laurina, Laurine, Laurita, Lavra, Loren, Lorine, Lorita and Lorna.

Creative forms:
(female) Lurri, Lyrri, ..

(male) Lare, Lati, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lari Livia (L.L.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Lauren (#119 in recent rankings), Laura (#322), Laurel (#772), Larissa (#1159), Lori (#1608), Loren (#1891), Lorita, Lorine, Lorna, Lorry, Lory, Lorie, Lorrie, Lorri, Lora, Lauri, Laure, Laurice, Laurie, Larisa, Laurine and Loree are the popular variation forms of Lari (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lorey, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Lari was widespread during 1960-1969 (average #923) and is now much diminished (#1721, down 92%), with forms such as Lorie becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larisa, Larissa, Laura, Laure, Laurel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lauren, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lora, Loree, Loren, Lori, Lorie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorri, Lorrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorry, Lory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren, Lorna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lari is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Laree, Larra, Leora, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lorah, Loria, Lorra, Lowra, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other recommended names are Abri, Ari, Bari, Barri, Bri, Cari, Ceri, Chari, Clari, Dari, Dori, Gauri, Geri, Jeri, Jori, Kapri, Kari, Karri, Keri, Kori, La-, Lace, Laci, Lacie, Lada, Lady, Lael, Lake, Lal, Lala, Lali, Lalia, Lana, Lanai, Lane, Lani, Lanie, Laren, Larina, Larine, Larita, Lark, Lata, Latia, Laurin, Laxmi, Leni, Lili, Lirit, Loni, Loris, Lyric, Mairi, Mari, Miri, Nari, Peri, Sari and Siri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lari.

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