Gender / Sex: girl (Kari's also a boy name)
Meaning: free man; pure
Sounds Like: Cari, Karri, Keri, Kori, Kary, Karie, Kiri
Similar Names: Kasi, Bari, Kadi, Karli, Kaci, Kati, Karin, Karis, Mari, Dari, Kai, Kali, Kami, Kani, Kapri, Klari, Lari, Nari, Sari
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 416
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 25476
Kari \k(a)-ri\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kari), is a variant of Carol (Old German), Catherine (Greek), Kara, Karen (Danish) and Katherine (Greek), and the meaning of Kari is "free man; pure".
The baby name Kari sounds like Cari, Karri, Keri, Kori, Kary, Karie and Kiri. Other similar baby names are Kasi, Bari, Kadi, Karli, Kaci, Kati, Karin, Karis, Mari, Dari, Kai, Kali, Kami, Kani, Kapri, Klari, Lari, Nari and Sari.
View a list of the 5 names that reference Kari.
Kari is a very popular first name for women (#416 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#25476 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)