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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cari

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Alt. Meaning

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

R is for respect, earned through your actions

I is for interest, you show in others.

Notable Persons Named Cari

Cari Champion is a broadcast journalism, celebrity, broadcast journalist, and television personality. Cari was born on June 1st, 1975 in Pasadena, California.

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Cari Roccaro is a soccer player for the Houston Dash, Long Island Fury, Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer, New York Fury, United States women's national under-17 soccer team, and United States women's national under-20 soccer team. Cari was born on July 18th, 1994 in East Islip, New York, United States.

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Cari M. Dominguez is a Chair of the EEOC.

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Cari was born in 1951 in Berkeley, California, USA.

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Cari Q is an alternative rock and indie rock singer-songwriter and performing arts. She plays Guitar, Mandolin, Bass guitar, and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Cari was born on November 10th, 1990 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cari

Joseph Cari is a private equity investor. Joseph was born on October 8th, 1952 in Chicago.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1941 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 21 21 0
1954 27 27 0
1955 36 36 0
1956 67 67 0
1957 100 95 5
1958 106 106 0
1959 159 159 0
1960 189 189 0
1961 196 196 0
1962 235 235 0
1963 247 242 5
1964 261 261 0
1965 226 226 0
1966 256 256 0
1967 331 326 5
1968 410 405 5
1969 420 420 0
1970 430 430 0
1971 436 436 0
1972 394 387 7
1973 407 407 0
1974 476 476 0
1975 520 520 0
1976 541 541 0
1977 471 466 5
1978 421 421 0
1979 354 347 7
1980 293 293 0
1981 485 480 5
1982 401 396 5
1983 297 297 0
1984 278 278 0
1985 274 274 0
1986 258 258 0
1987 273 273 0
1988 280 280 0
1989 245 239 6
1990 195 195 0
1991 182 182 0
1992 154 154 0
1993 169 169 0
1994 171 171 0
1995 104 104 0
1996 99 99 0
1997 69 69 0
1998 61 61 0
1999 56 56 0
2000 46 46 0
2001 37 37 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 34 34 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 22 22 0
2006 17 17 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 25 25 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 30 30 0
2012 27 27 0
2013 30 30 0
2014 21 21 0
2015 26 26 0
2016 21 21 0
2017 30 25 5

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Popularity of Cari as a first name

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Popularity of Cari as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cari U.S.
  White 76.98% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cari

People with the last name Cari are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cari

  • How Popular is the name Cari? Cari is the 2,199th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cari was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,603 babies born with the first name Cari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cari to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1941 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cari is Saturday, March 13th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Cari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cari was in 1976 with a total of 541 babies.
  • Random Cari Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cari is not a popular baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Cari: Your name in reverse order is Irac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Crai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Cari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cari? Cari is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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