Cari - Meaning of Cari
[ 2 syll. ca-ri, car-i ] The baby girl name Cari is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as KAA-Riy- †. Cari is of Old Welsh, Turkish, English, Germanic, Welsh, and Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in English and Welsh. From Turkish roots, its meaning is 'flowing like water' - in this context, Cari can be used in the English language.
In addition, Cari is a form of the Welsh, English, and Irish Carey in the English language.
Cari is also a form of the English Carissa.
Cari is also a form of the English Carol.
Cari is also a form of the English, French, and Scandinavian Caroline in the English language.
Cari is also a spelling variant of the English Carrie.
Cari is also a form of the Welsh and English Ceri in the Welsh language.
Cari is also a form of the English Katherine.
Cari is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1976 with 0.034% of baby girls being named Cari. It had a ranking of #379 then. The baby name has experienced a marked decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. Among the family of girl names directly related to Cari, Caroline was the most popular in 2018. Cari has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Cari: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"