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Girl Name: Ceri

Name: Ceri
Pronunciation: \ce-ri\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Ceri's also a boy name)
Meaning: fair, blessed poetry
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Cira
Sounds Like: Ceria, Cera, Ciri
Variant forms: Cerian, Keri


Ceri \ce-ri\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ceri), is pronounced KE-ri. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Ceri is "fair, blessed poetry". Short form of Ceridwen and Cerise. May also come from the word "caru" meaning "to love". It is pronounced in the same way as Kerry.

Ceri has 2 variant forms: Cerian and Keri.

For more information, see also the related name Cira.

Baby names that sound like Ceri are Ceria, Cera and Ciri.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Ceri.


Ceri is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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