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Girl Name: Mari

Name: Mari
Pronunciation: \m(a)-ri\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Damaris, Mara
Sounds Like: Mare, Marie, Mairi, Miri
Variant forms: Maribeth, Maridel, Marilee, Marilena, Marilene, Marilisa, Marilou, Marilu, Marita, Marycruz
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 862
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 25348


Mari \m(a)-ri\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAH-ree. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Mary; also a favored prefix for blending with other names, such as Marisol (Latin) "Mary alone" and Maricruz, "Mary of the cross". See also Maria and Maribel.

Mari has 10 variant forms: Maribeth, Maridel, Marilee, Marilena, Marilene, Marilisa, Marilou, Marilu, Marita and Marycruz.

For more information, see also related names Damaris and Mara.

Baby names that sound like Mari are Mare, Marie, Mairi and Miri.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Mari.


Mari is a very popular first name for women (#862 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#25348 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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