Of Interest
Check Out
Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."  More

Kari Meaning


Quick Facts







No. Of Syllables:


No. Of Letters:


Origin & Meaning

The name Kari is of Finnish and Norwegian origin.

The meaning of Kari is "pure, chaste".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1844  in baby name popularity for girls with 109 occurrences.  It ranked 12981 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Kari Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Kari has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Kari to other names.


What will your new little Kari be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Kari are often active and direct but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Kari is a form of the name Katherine.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Kari in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Kari.

Just for fun, see the name Kari in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Kari in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.