Gender: Female Meaning of Kari: "dark, black", "free man", "free man", "free man", "pure" Origin of Kari: Irish, English, feminine variation of Charles, French, feminine variation of Charles, Diminutive of Carol or Caroline, Norse mythology name, Danish variation of Katherine

Kari Origin and Meaning

Variation of Carey

Variation of Carol

Variation of Caroline

Variation of Carrie

Variation of Kara

Variation of Karen

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JMDGamotia Says:


I have always mentioned Kari Wahlgren on Alliyah Jane M. Arias right after touching me with the "high five" throughout Academy of Jesus.

KaiLun Says:


I've heard it pronounced as the former but I prefer the latter pronounciation too

georgiaO Says:


Nice nickname.

Sankofa Says:


My name is Kari, it's pronounced "Kerry". Sometimes I think about switching it up and telling people it's pronounced "Kah-ree". I am called both, and I don't argue with anyone over it. I like the unique but not over the top Norwegian spelling over Carrie/Kerry/Keri.

MommaMcguire Says:


I really like this name...I have heard it pronounced as 'Kerry' and 'kah-ree'. I honestly prefer the latter.

LillyArt Says:


I know a German girl who goes by Kari :)

Though her name was once pronounced like Curry by a foreigner xD

Kari125 Says:


Kari is my name I love it. But people always say it as Keri. Kari is like the car you drive. I have only meat 2 other Kari.s in my life.