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What does Ceri mean?

Ceri Pronunciation of Ceri as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ceri) is pronounced KE-ri. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Ceri is "fair, blessed poetry". Short form of Ceridwen and Cerise. May also come from the word "caru" meaning "to love". It is pronounced in the same way as Kerry. Also form of Cira.


ASSOCIATED WITH fair (beautiful), blessed, poetry (literary)


VARIANTS Cerian, Keri

RELATED FORMS VIA CERIDWEN, CERISE, KERRY Cari, Cera, Cerea, Cerese, Ceria, Cerice, Cericia, Cerisa, Cerissa, Cerisse, Cerria, Cerrina, Cerrita, Ceryce, Cherise, Kara, Kera, Keree, Kerra, Kerri, Kerria, Kerrie, Kerrin



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How popular is Ceri?

Ceri is an unusual first name for women. Ceri is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Kara (#500 IN 2018), Cari, Cera, Cherise, Kera, Keri, Kerri, Kerrie and Kerry are the popular varying forms of Ceri (NOT IN TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Cerria, are seldom used. These relations of Ceri were favored as baby names during 1970-1979 (MEDIAN #748) and are now much less common (#1833, 92%). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cari, Cera, Cherise, Kara, Kera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keri, Kerri, Kerrie, Kerry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kara, Kerry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ceri is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cieara, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Ciri, Cyra, Cyrah, Sara, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Seara, Seeria, Sera, Siera, Siri, Suri, Syria, Zara, Zaria, Zary and Zora. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ari, Berri, Bri, Cadi, Caera, Cai, Cali, Cara, Carie, Caris, Caro, Carri, Cary, Cati, Ceil, Cela, Cele, Celie, Ceres, Cesia, Chari, Cher, Chere, Cheri, Cherie, Cherri, Chery, Cici, Codi, Cor, Cora, Cordi, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corri, Cory, Cris, Devri, Eleri, Geri, Gerri, Jeri, Kiri, Mari, Merri, Nari, Peri, Sheri and Teri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ceri.

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