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Updated January 22, 2024

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Girl 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

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Pure
  • Welsh : Castle; rocky island

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Kari

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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