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Kari 1
Type Surname (from location, from given name)

Meaning & History

As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.

As an Austrian (and possibly Slovene) name, it is derived from a Carinthian pet form of the personal name Zacharias. The fact that it is Carinthian is why it may be Slovene as well as Austrian.

As a Hungarian name, it is derived from a pet form of the personal name Károly.

As an Indian name, it is of unknown meaning.
Added 9/7/2014 by Goweegie2
Edited 3/4/2017 by Mike C

Kari 2
not set
Type Surname (ornamental)
Usage Estonian

Meaning & History

Kari is an Estonian surname meaning both "reef" and "herd".
Added 8/23/2018 by Krampjains