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Gender: Female Meaning of Kaori: "smell, fragrance" Origin of Kaori: Japanese

The name Kaori is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "smell, fragrance". Kaori and is often added to lists like Japanese Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Kaori is a Japanese girls' name largely unknown but easily translated in the Western World. It's got a rhythmic sound and a familiar feel, maybe since it's similar to Maori, the name of the people and language of New Zealand. But the correct pronunciation is kow-ree.

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Famous People Named Kaori

Kaori Iida, Japanese pop singer of group Morning Musume
Kaori Yuki, Japanese manga artist
Kaori Icho, Japanese Olympic freestyle wrestler
Kaori Momoi, Japanese actress
Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
Kaori Mori, Japanese Olympic badminton player
Kaori Nazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer
Kaori Yoneyama, Japanese pro wrestler
Kaori NeVille, American child model & actress
Kaori Nakamura, former PNB principal ballerina

Pop Culture References for the name Kaori

Kaori Miyazono, character from show Your Lie in April / Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso