Keri

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32k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
221
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Keri mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keri

"Keri" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Dusky: dark". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Kerry.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Keri

Keri Russell is an actress and dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Keri was given the name Keri Lynn Russell on March 23rd, 1976 in Fountain Valley, California, U.S.

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Keri Hilson is a singing, songwriter, actor, record producer, singer, and actress. She holds the title Pretty Girl Rock". Her career lasted from 2004 to 2004. Keri was given the name Keri Lynn Hilson on December 5th, 1982.

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Keri Lynn Pratt is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Keri was born on September 23rd, 1978 in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S. Keri is also known as Keri Lynn Barneson.

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Keri Kelli is a heavy metal music, hard rock, glam metal, and glam rock musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul. He has been prominent since 1987. Keri was given the name Kenneth Fear Jr on September 7th, 1971 in Huntington Beach, California, US.

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Keri Arthur is a fantasy, horror fiction, and romance novel novelist.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Keri

Jonah Keri is a sport, entertainment, and business novelist, journalist, and columnist. Jonah was born on September 20th, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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György Kéri is a in the fields of biochemistry and signal transduction. György was born on January 11th, 1950 in Budapest.

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Mihalj Keri is a soccer player for the FK ŽAK Kikinda, Red Star Belgrade, Los Angeles Aztecs, Jacksonville Tea Men, and San Jose Earthquakes (1974–88). Mihalj was born on January 15th, 1951 in Kikinda.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2009. Pilo was born on December 25th, 1956 in Kutalli.

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Kálmán was born on June 25th, 1901 in Spišská Nová Ves. He breathed his last breath on May 26th, 1994.

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Hakeem Keri is an athlete for the Indera SC.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 7 7 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 12 12 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 33 33 0
1953 39 39 0
1954 62 62 0
1955 58 58 0
1956 101 101 0
1957 116 116 0
1958 155 150 5
1959 215 209 6
1960 245 239 6
1961 249 249 0
1962 266 261 5
1963 302 302 0
1964 352 352 0
1965 324 324 0
1966 321 321 0
1967 490 490 0
1968 629 622 7
1969 711 711 0
1970 809 802 7
1971 1,048 1,036 12
1972 1,131 1,115 16
1973 1,224 1,213 11
1974 1,247 1,230 17
1975 1,518 1,503 15
1976 1,473 1,466 7
1977 1,479 1,474 5
1978 1,333 1,322 11
1979 1,166 1,151 15
1980 989 983 6
1981 1,012 999 13
1982 992 982 10
1983 951 941 10
1984 1,214 1,195 19
1985 994 977 17
1986 924 912 12
1987 898 889 9
1988 842 831 11
1989 748 737 11
1990 686 678 8
1991 644 629 15
1992 474 466 8
1993 440 433 7
1994 415 407 8
1995 335 335 0
1996 311 311 0
1997 265 265 0
1998 250 250 0
1999 243 243 0
2000 203 203 0
2001 152 147 5
2002 155 155 0
2003 127 122 5
2004 74 74 0
2005 90 85 5
2006 76 76 0
2007 66 66 0
2008 69 69 0
2009 69 69 0
2010 70 70 0
2011 75 75 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 37 37 0
2014 40 40 0
2015 40 40 0
2016 39 39 0
2017 35 35 0

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Popularity of Keri as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keri U.S.
  White 85.97% 64.26%
  African American 5.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keri

People with the last name Keri are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keri

  • What name lists does Keri rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Keri? Keri is the 1,319th most popular name of all time. As a last name Keri was the 84,748th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keri have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,264 babies born with the first name Keri in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keri to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keri? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Keri first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keri is Tuesday, May 22nd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Keri born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keri was in 1975 with a total of 1,503 babies. That's a lot of babies named Keri!
  • Random Keri Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keri ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 39 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Keri: Your name in reverse order is Irek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eirk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 221 people with the last name Keri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keri? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Keri as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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