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Boy Name: Kari

Name: Kari
Pronunciation: \k(a)-ri\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kari's also a girl name)
Meaning: puff of wind; curly hair
Origin: Norse
Sounds Like: Karr, Gari
Similar Names: Bari, Karl, Hari, Kai, Karim, Karli, Karmi, Kasi
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 25476


Kari \k(a)-ri\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kari), is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Kari is "puff of wind; curly hair". Mythology name that is also used for someone with curls.

Baby names that sound like Kari are Karr and Gari. Other similar baby names are Bari, Karl, Hari, Kai, Karim, Karli, Karmi and Kasi.


Kari is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#25476 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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