What does Kari mean?
Kari /kari/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Keeri, Khari, Kwari. [more]
How popular is Kari?
Kari is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#32129 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kari for boys. Kari has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Kari is pronounced similarly to Cary▼, Kearie, Keary, Kori, Kory▼ and Kyrie▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Bari, Gari, Hari, Kai▲, Karim, Karl▼, Karli, Karmi, Karr, Kasi, Ker and Kerr. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kari.