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Gender: Female Meaning of Kiri: "tree bark" Origin of Kiri: Maori

The name Kiri is a girl's name of Maori origin meaning "tree bark". Kiri and is often added to user-created lists like Japanese Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

The name Kiri was made famous by New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, whose original name was Claire. Cute but slight, Kiri is close to several other names from Kiriah to Keira to Kyra and its diminutive Kyrie.

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Famous People Named Kiri

Kiri Nicole Baga, American figure skater
Kiri Janette Te Kanawa (born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron), New Zealand operatic soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Kiri

Kiri, character in videogame Mortal Kombat: Conquest
Kiri Minase, character in Never Give Up!
Kiri Marialate, character in Divergence Eve