Kari - Meaning of Kari
[ 2 syll. ka-ri, kar-i ] The baby girl name Kari is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced KAA-Riy or KEH-Riy †. Kari has its origins in the Old Welsh, English, Germanic, and Old Greek languages. It is used largely in English and Scandinavian.
In addition, Kari is a form (English) of the Welsh, English, and Irish Carey.
Kari is also a form of the English Carol.
Kari is also a form (English and Scandinavian) of the English, French, and Scandinavian Caroline.
Kari is also a form of the English Carrie.
Kari is also a familiar form (English and Scandinavian) of the English, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Karen.
Kari is also a form (Scandinavian) of the English Katherine.
See also the related form, the name Kariane.
Kari is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1975, 0.142% of baby girls were named Kari. It was #129 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Kari, Caroline was the most commonly used. Kari has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Kari: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"