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Kari

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How popular is the baby name Kari in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1934 6 6 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 5 5 0
1939 7 7 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 13 13 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 22 22 0
1947 23 23 0
1948 23 23 0
1949 33 33 0
1950 30 30 0
1951 53 53 0
1952 64 64 0
1953 98 98 0
1954 123 123 0
1955 174 169 5
1956 243 238 5
1957 341 335 6
1958 490 478 12
1959 660 649 11
1960 754 749 5
1961 892 880 12
1962 969 960 9
1963 1,091 1,083 8
1964 1,102 1,093 9
1965 954 948 6
1966 977 971 6
1967 1,313 1,303 10
1968 1,522 1,512 10
1969 1,479 1,471 8
1970 1,690 1,667 23
1971 1,746 1,731 15
1972 1,568 1,561 7
1973 1,611 1,601 10
1974 1,821 1,805 16
1975 2,240 2,218 22
1976 2,201 2,182 19
1977 2,179 2,164 15
1978 1,986 1,968 18
1979 1,871 1,852 19
1980 1,782 1,768 14
1981 1,965 1,953 12
1982 2,238 2,222 16
1983 2,015 1,998 17
1984 1,828 1,816 12
1985 1,736 1,721 15
1986 1,612 1,600 12
1987 1,690 1,671 19
1988 1,508 1,496 12
1989 1,308 1,299 9
1990 1,117 1,107 10
1991 985 974 11
1992 834 823 11
1993 722 709 13
1994 646 633 13
1995 499 489 10
1996 545 540 5
1997 413 408 5
1998 360 349 11
1999 288 283 5
2000 299 293 6
2001 259 253 6
2002 237 227 10
2003 154 146 8
2004 149 143 6
2005 165 159 6
2006 171 165 6
2007 159 150 9
2008 142 135 7
2009 136 129 7
2010 119 114 5
2011 103 89 14
2012 121 111 10
2013 113 113 0
2014 116 111 5
2015 124 114 10

Want to know about the popularity of the Kari baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 59,082 babies born with the name Kari in the United States. That's more than enough Karis to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kari" was in 1982 with a total of 2,222 babies. (That's a lot of baby Karis)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kari" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 46 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 1,986 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kari popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kari" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kari as well as things modernly associated with the name Kari such as celebrities named Kari.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Kari

The name "Kari" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kari Byron

Kari Byron is a television host and artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kari was born in 1974 in California, U.S.

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Kari Wuhrer

Kari Wuhrer is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Kari was born in 1967 in Brookfield, Connecticut, U.S.

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Kari Michaelson

Kari Michaelson is an actress and motivational speaker. Kari was born in 1961 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kari

Kari Jobe
Kari Simmons
Kari Ann Peniche
Kari Matchett
Kari Wahlgren

Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

Your name in reverse order is "Irak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arki". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kari born Jul 7, 1991

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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