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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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25476 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kari for boys. Kari has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kari name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kari outside U.S.

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kari.