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Kari is a female and male given name .

Origin and meaning

  • Kari is a female Nordic given name as the Norwegian form of Karin or Katharina .
  • Kari is a masculine Finnish given name.
  • Kari is a Swiss nickname for Karl .
  • Kári is an Old Norse male name, which means Kåre in modern Norwegian .
  • Kari is an abbreviation of the Japanese name Hikari

Well-known namesake

First name, female

First name, male

family name

In mythology and fiction