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.
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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.