Kari

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Norse
"curly hair"

Kari Origin and Meaning

The name Kari is a boy's name of Hungarian, Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "curly hair".

In Norse mythology, the son of the giant who ruled the wind and air; in modern America, recalls a 1970s girl's nickname name, à la Carrie and Keri.

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Famous People Named Kari

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  • Kari AronpuroFinnish poet
  • Kari ElorantaFinnish footballer and ice hockey player
  • Kari EnqvistFinnish physicist and writer
  • Kari HotakainenFinnish writer
  • Kári P. HøjgaardFaroese politician
  • Kari HärkönenFinnish skier
  • Kari JalonenFinnish ice hockey coach
  • Kari Kairamoformer CEO of Finnish company Nokia
  • Kari KorhonenFinnish cartoonist
  • Kari KriikkuFinnish clarinet player
  • Kari KuivalainenFinnish musician
  • Kari LehtonenFinnish NHL Goaltender for the Dallas Stars
  • Kari MakkonenFinnish ice hockey player
  • Kari MannerlaFinnish game designer
  • Kari MäkinenArchbishop of Turku
  • Kari PeitsamoFinnish musician
  • Kari RajamäkiFinnish politician
  • Kari RistanenFinnish skier
  • Kari RydmanFinnish composer
  • Kari Streymoydrummer of Faeroese Viking metal band Tyr
  • Kári StefánssonIcelandic founder of deCODE genetics
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  • Kari TakkoFinnish ice hockey goalkeeper
  • Kari TapioFinnish singer
  • Kari TiainenFinnish motorcycle rider
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  • Kari UkkonenFinnish footballer
  • Kari UotilaFinnish politician
  • Kari VäänänenFinnish actor and director
  • Kari YlianttilaFinnish ski,jumper

Kari in Pop Culture

  • Kárison of Fornjót, personification of wind in Norse mythology
  • Kari NordmannNorwegian "everyman" name
  • Kari Ragnarssoncharacter in "Snow,Walker" by Catherine Fisher
  • Kari GrandiFinnish advertising character
  • Nickname for Bakari