Kari

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See also: karı, kari, and Kári

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. A female given name of recent usage, from the Norwegian form of Catherine, or a variant of Carrie or Cary.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Saturn.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ri
  • Rhymes: -ɑri
  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑri]

Etymology 1[edit]

Karelian form of the Russian saint's name Макарий (Makarij), Макар (Makar), from Ancient Greek meaning "happy", cognate to the English historical name Macarius. Also a short form of Sakari and Oskari.

  • Kari became known as a character in Juhani Aho's novel Panu (1897), at the time, like Panu and Jorma, mistaken for an ancient Finnish name.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. A male given name.
    • 1897 Juhani Aho, Panu, WSOY (1947), page 149:
      Ensi kerran, kun Kari Annikkia Panulta pyysi, sanoi Panu:—"Millä sinä, tyhjä mies, semmoisen tytön ostat?"
    • 1974 Alpo Ruuth, Kotimaa, Tammi, ISBN 9513030156, page 167:
      —Petri, se on näitä uusia nimiä.
      —Niin on, nykyisin annetaan semmoisia Jareja ja Kareja ja Petrejä.
    • 2013 Pauliina Rauhala, Taivaslaulu, Gummerus, ISBN 9789512091287, pages 103-104:
      Miten meille voi tulla kaksi poikaa? Eihän niitä luontonimiäkään ole pojille enää jäljellä kuin Pyry, josta en tykkää kun se kuulostaa jyrinältä, ja Kari, josta varmasti seuraa epäonnea. Tai voihan niitä keksiä nykyään itsekin. Miten olisi Kuu ja Otava? Tai Heinä ja Pensas? Tai Puro ja Virta?
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Usage notes[edit]
  • Popular in the 1950s and the 1960s. The most common first name of men born in Finland in 1954 - 1959.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From kari.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. A topographic surname​.
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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval contraction of Katrine (Catherine).

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • One of the most common given names in Norway since the 17th century.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 27 761 females with the given name Kari living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.