[ 3 syll. a-ma-ri, am-ari ] The baby boy name Amari is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as aa-MAA-R-iy- †. Amari is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Sanskrit and African-Yoruban origins. African-Yoruban origin: It is derived literally from the word 'amari' which means strength.
In addition, Amari is a variant of the name Amar (Arabic, English, and Indian).
Amari is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.068% of baby boys being given the name Amari. Its ranking then was #268. Among all boy names in its group, Amari was the most widely used in 2018. Though Amari is currently more often than not a baby boy name, there was a period from 1996 to 2004 when more girls were given the name. From 2005 on, increasingly more baby boys than girls were named Amari. In 2017, 68% more baby boys than girls were given the name Amari.
† 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)"