Kari

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See also: kari, karí, Kári, kāri, kaŗi, and karı

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Norwegian Kari, diminutive of Katrine.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. A female given name from Norwegian, of recent usage, equivalent to English Carrie or Cary.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Saturn.

Etymology 2[edit]

Two possible origins:

  • Borrowed from Finnish Kari, an ornamental surname from kari (rock, skerry).
  • Borrowed from Marathi करी (karī), a surname of unexplained origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari (plural Karis)

  1. A surname.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Kari is the 41100th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 530 individuals. Kari is most common among White (80.38%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (11.7%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑri/, [ˈkɑri]
  • Rhymes: -ɑri
  • Syllabification(key): Ka‧ri

Etymology 1[edit]

Karelian form of the Russian saint's name Макарий (Makarij), Макар (Makar), from Ancient Greek Μακάριος (Makários) 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
Ensi kerran, kun Kari Annikkia Panulta pyysi, sanoi Panu:—"Millä sinä, tyhjä mies, semmoisen tytön ostat?"
(please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 1974, Alpo Ruuth, Kotimaa, Tammi, →ISBN, page 167:
      —Petri, se on näitä uusia nimiä.
      —Niin on, nykyisin annetaan semmoisia Jareja ja Kareja ja Petrejä.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2013, Pauliina Rauhala, Taivaslaulu, Gummerus, →ISBN, 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?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Popular in the 1950s and the 1960s. The most common first name of men born in Finland in 1954–1959.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of Kari (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Kari Karit
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
illative Kariin Kareihin
singular plural
nominative Kari Karit
accusative nom. Kari Karit
gen. Karin
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
inessive Karissa Kareissa
elative Karista Kareista
illative Kariin Kareihin
adessive Karilla Kareilla
ablative Karilta Kareilta
allative Karille Kareille
essive Karina Kareina
translative Kariksi Kareiksi
instructive Karein
abessive Karitta Kareitta
comitative Kareineen
Possessive forms of Kari (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Karini Karimme
2nd person Karisi Karinne
3rd person Karinsa
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From kari.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. a topographic surname from landscape
Declension[edit]
Inflection of Kari (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Kari Karit
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
illative Kariin Kareihin
singular plural
nominative Kari Karit
accusative nom. Kari Karit
gen. Karin
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
inessive Karissa Kareissa
elative Karista Kareista
illative Kariin Kareihin
adessive Karilla Kareilla
ablative Karilta Kareilta
allative Karille Kareille
essive Karina Kareina
translative Kariksi Kareiksi
instructive Karein
abessive Karitta Kareitta
comitative Kareineen
Possessive forms of Kari (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Karini Karimme
2nd person Karisi Karinne
3rd person Karinsa

Anagrams[edit]


Greenlandic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (old orthography) Kare

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Danish Christian.

Proper noun[edit]

Kari

  1. a male given name from Danish

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Møller, Nuka: Kalaallit aqqi [Greenlandic personal names]. Oqaasileriffik 2015. →ISBN
  • Danskernes navne 2005 — including the residents of Greenland.

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]

  • Kruken, Kristoffer - Stemshaug, Ola: Norsk personnamnleksikon. Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995. →ISBN
  • 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.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɾi/ [ˈka.ɾi]
  • Rhymes: -aɾi
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ri

Proper noun[edit]

Kari f

  1. a diminutive of the female given name Karina