Kari Name Meaning & Origin

Kari

Pronunciation: KAHR-ee, KAR-ee (key)

Origin of the name Kari:

Transferred use of an Irish place-name, which is now in common use as a girl’s given name. Alternatively, Kerry is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ciardha (black-haired one).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Carey, Cari, Carrie, Karina, Karrie, Kerri

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Care Bear.

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Meanings and history of the name Kari

Norwegian diminutive of Katherine/Karin. Norwegian pronunciation is KAHR-ee.

Famous real-life people named Kari

Kari Byron, American artist and television personality
Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
Kari Michaelson, actress ("Gimme a Break!")
Kari Wührer, American actress
Kari Berg (born 1986), Swedish singer and actress
Kari Bøge (born 1950), Norwegian author
Kari Bremnes (born 1956), Norwegian singer
Kari Corbett (born 1984), Scottish actress
Kari Diesen (1914–1987), Norwegian singer and actress
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (born 1985), Norwegian handball player
Kari Jobe (born 1981), American singer
Kari Kjønaas Kjos (born 1962), Norwegian politician
Kari Mette Johansen (born 1979), Norwegian handball player
Kari Nissena, American actress
Kari Ann Peniche (born 1984), American model
Kari Rueslåtten (born 1973), Norwegian singer
Kari Storækre (born 1950), Norwegian television personality
Kari Swenson (born 1962), American biathlete
Kari Sylwan (born 1940), Swedish actress, ballerina and choreographer
Kari Tauring (born 1966), American folk singer, author, and teacher
Kari Traa (born 1974), Norwegian skier
Kari Wahlgren (born 1977), American voice actress

Kari in song, story & screen

Kari (KAHR-ee) McKeon, babysitter who must deal with baby Jack's superpowers in the movie "The Incredibles"
Kari Nordmann, the Norwegian equivalent of the "placeholder names" Jane Doe or Jane Q. Public.
"Kari Waits for Me", a very pretty song performed by the Easy Riders in the 1958 film "The Windjammer".
Kari Kamiya, character from Digimon: Adventure, Digimon: Adventure 2 and the coming series Digimon: Adventure Tri

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