Meaning and Origin of: Kari

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Song
  • Old German : Freeholder; English feminine form of Carolus; Originally a short form of Caroline; feminine form of Charles
  • Greek : Pure
  • Turkish : Flows like water
  • Greek : Pure
  • Welsh : Castle; rocky island

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Finnish : topographic and ornamental name from kari ‘small island’, ‘stony rapids’, ‘sandbar’, or ‘rocky place in a field’. This name is found throughout Finland.
  • German : from a Carinthian pet form of the personal name Zacharias.
  • Hungarian : from a pet form of the personal name Károly, Hungarian form of Charles.
  • Indian (Maharashtra) : Hindu (Maratha) name of unknown meaning.