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What does Mari mean?

Mari Pronunciation of Mari as a girls' name is pronounced MAH-ree. It is of Welsh and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mari is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary; also a favored prefix for blending with other names, such as Marisol (Latin) "Mary alone" and Maricruz, "Mary of the cross". See also Maria and Maribel. Also form of Damaris. Also form of Mara.




VARIANTS Maribeth, Maridel, Marilee, Marilena, Marilene, Marilisa, Marilou, Marilu, Marita, Marycruz

OTHER FORMS VIA MARIA, MARIBEL, MARY Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilin, Marilla, Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryjo, Marylin, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Meriel, Mimi, Miriam, Mitzi, Moira, Moire, Moll, Morag, Moriah, Moya, Muire, Murial, Muriel



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How popular is Mari?

Mari is a very popular first name for women (#862 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17952 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Mari was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #512 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1861. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Mari (#1861 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Damaris (#1490), Malia (#254), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#681), Maree, Maren (#607), Maria (#116), Mariah (#217), Mariam (#548), Marian (#1210), Mariana (#286), Mariann, Maribel (#1820), Maribeth, Maricruz, Marie (#576), Mariel, Mariela (#1547), Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou, Marilyn (#610), Marin (#1382), Marion (#1605), Mariska, Marisol (#939), Marita, Maritza (#1682), Marla, Marlo (#1980), Mary (#126), Maryjo, Marylin, Maura (#1576), Maurine, May (#1645), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1501), Mimi, Miriam (#303), Mitzi, Moira (#1606), Moriah (#1189) and Muriel. Other variants, like Marylu, are seldom used. These forms of Mari reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 8.63%) and are now much less popular (USAGE 0.86%, DOWN 90%), with versions such as Marion becoming less stylish. Malia, Mara, Maren and Mariam are four of the more chic baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mari, Damaris, Malia, Mallie, Mame in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mamie, Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maribel, Maribeth, Maricruz, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariela, Marika, Marilee, Marilla, Marilou in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marilyn, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marisol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marita, Maritza, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryjo, Marylin, Maura, Maurine, May in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi, Miriam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mitzi, Moira, Moriah, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

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 sound-alike 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.

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