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Kari Meaning


What does Kari mean?

The name Kari is of Finnish and Norwegian origin.

The meaning of Kari is "pure, chaste".

Kari is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ka-ri.

The Given Name Kari

Kari is a form of Katherine. See Katherine for further details.

Kari is quite a daring name and a welcome find.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Wrap it up and take it home, Kari may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kari Aalvik Grimsbų, Kari Matchett, and Kari Mette Johansen.

Kari Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,569 in baby name popularity for girls with 137 occurrences. It ranked 4,027 in baby name popularity for boys with 26 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,643 in baby name popularity for girls with 131 occurrences. It ranked 4,524 in baby name popularity for boys with 22 occurrences.

Want to see how Kari sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Kari Name Popularity Page.

Kari Related Names

Kari is a form of Katherine.

Famous Karis

  • Kari Aalvik Grimsbų ~ Handball Player
  • Kari Matchett ~ Actress
  • Kari Mette Johansen ~ Handball Player

Kari Numerology

What will your new littleKari be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Kari are often knowledgeable and gentle but most of all they are read more >>

Kari 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.