[ 3 syll. a-ma-ri, am-ari ] The baby girl name Amari is also used as a boy name, and more often so. It is pronounced aa-MAA-R-iy- †. Amari is of Old Greek and African-Yoruban origin. It is used mainly in English. African-Yoruban origin: It is derived literally from the word amari with the meaning 'strength'.
In addition, Amari is a form of the English Amara.
Amari is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2008, 0.040% of baby girls were named Amari. It had a ranking of #393 then. In 2012, it ranked at #483 with a usage of 0.033%, and it was the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Amari was 24% more widely used than the next ranked name, Amara, in 2012. Although Amari is used more commonly as a boy name today, there was a period from 1996 to 2004 that it was more popular with girls. After 2005, increasingly the name became more popular with boys than with girls. There were 76% more boys than girls who were named Amari in 2011.
Baby names that sound like Amari include Aamira, Amara, Amare, Amaree, Amaria, Amarri, Amarya, Ameera, Ameerah, Amira, Amirah, Amora, Amoree, Amorey, Amori, Amorie, Annmarie, Annora, Annorah, and Honora.
† Pronunciation for Amari: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"