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Kari meaning and name origin
Kari \k(a)-ri\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kari), is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Kari is "puff of wind; curly hair". Mythology name that is also used for someone with curls.
Kari is also pronounced similarly to Cary, Kearie, Keary, Kori, Kory and Kyrie. Other suggested similar baby names are Bari, Gari, Hari, Kai, Karim, Karl, Karli, Karmi, Karr, Kasi, Ker and Kerr.
Popularity of Kari
Kari is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25476 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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