Mari was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #512 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Mari are Damaris (#1428 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Malia (#313), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariah (#155), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Maribel (#1423), Maribeth, Maricruz, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou, Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Mariska, Marisol (#842), Marita, Maritza (#1201), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maryjo, Marylin, Maura (#1490), Maurine, May (#1658), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Miriam (#294), Mitzi, Moira (#1645), Moriah (#976) and Muriel. Other variants, like Marylu, are seldom used. These forms of Mari reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 10.07%) and are now much less popular (USAGE 0.91%, DOWN 91%), with versions such as Mary becoming less stylish. Mara and Mariam are two of the more chic baby names here.
Mari▼ is pronounced similarly to Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Marah, Maraya, Maurie, Meara, Meira, Merah, Merri, Merrie, Merry▼, Mira▲, Mirah, Mireio, Miri, Mirra, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Moyra, Myra▼, Myrah, Myree and Myriah. Other recommended names are Bari, Capri, Cari▼, Carri, Clari, Dari, Dori, Kapri, Kari▼, Karri, Keri▼, Kori▲, Lari, Maci, Mag, Magli, Mai, Maia▲, Mairim, Maji, Mala, Mali, Marci▼, Marcie▼, Marg, Margi, Margit, Marina▼, Marine, Maris, Marit, Marji, Marlie, Marni, Marnie, Mart, Marth, Marti, Marve, Maud▼, Maxi, Maxy, Maye▼, Merci, Meris, Merl, Nari, Sari, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mari.See names in meaning and etymology.