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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.