[ syll. ce-ri, cer-i ] The baby girl name Ceri is also used as a boy name. Ceri has its origins in the Welsh and French languages. It is used largely in Welsh and English. From Welsh roots, its meaning is 'beloved' - in this context, Ceri can be used in the Welsh language. It is derived from the word car which is of the meaning 'love'. The name is a modern Welsh coinage and equivalent of the English Amy; it grew in popularity under the influence of names such as Gladys, and was promoted by the Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews (1969-).
In addition, Ceri is a contracted form of the English and Welsh Ceridwen in the Welsh language.
Ceri is also a contracted form of the English and French Cerise in the English language.
Ceri is the feminine form of the English and Welsh Caradog.
Ceri is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2012, among the family of girl names directly related to Ceri, Amy was the most frequently used.