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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yari

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Yari is of Russian origin and means "Calm, Serenity".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Yari is of Japanese origin and means "Mighty".
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From Japanese

  1. (weaponry, Japan) A spear used in martial arts, of various sizes.

yari was also found in the following language(s): Hausa, Ido, Japanese, Kalasha, Sranan Tongo, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Yari

Yari Allnutt is a soccer player for the Portland Pilots, San Diego Nomads, Los Angeles Salsa, Inter de Tijuana, Irapuato F.C., Carolina Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Rochester Rhinos, New England Revolution, and United States men's national soccer team. Yari was born on February 2nd, 1970 in Baltimore.


Yari was born on February 20th, 1976 in Treinta y Tres.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yari

Bob Yari is a film producer. Bob was given the name Babar Yaghoubzadeh on May 30th, 1961 in Tehran.


Akram was born in 1940 in Jaghori District. He left this life on January 1st, 1979.


His most notable accomplishments were from 30 to 30. Hossein was born on December 18th, 1968 in Tehran.


Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari is a Governor of Zamfara State and Governor ofZamfara State. He was most active from 2011 to present.



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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yari U.S.
  White 45.45% 64.26%
  African American 4.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 26.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yari

People with the last name Yari are most frequently White, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Yari

  • How Popular is the name Yari? Yari is the 20,527th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yari was the 138,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Yari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yari to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yari is Sunday, August 27th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Yari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yari was in 2016 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Yari Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yari is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Yari: Your name in reverse order is Iray. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Yari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yari? Yari is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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