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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kari
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kari in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kari:
Records indicate that 56,428 girls in the United States have been named Kari since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1982, when 2,220 people in the U.S. were given the name Kari. Those people are now 36 years old.
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Comments about the name Kari
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13 Positive Comments
"My name is spelled Karie. My mom swears she got it out of a baby book in 1974. No one can spell my name correctly nor say it correctly but I love it." Feb. 21, 2016:
"Until my cousin came along before me, my mom wanted to name me Kathi. My aunt wanted to call her girl Kathy, so my name ended up being Kari." Jul. 20, 2015:
"My name is Kari I love it so much Kari rhymes with stary. I hate when people say Carrie. Kari is way better.Corey Haims sister is Cari.also different spelling. Kari or Cari. Both beautiful spellings. Carrie is a ugly name any way." Aug. 11, 2014:
"Well my names kari (car-e) and i love it. Its always funny how it gets pronounced sometimes, I usually get call Carrie and once Karl. I don't mind when people pronounce it wrong and I also love how unique it is and how I've never met someone with the same name as me." Jul. 3, 2014:
"my name is Kari, pronounced kah-ree the scandinavian way. i love my name & woudn't change it. it sounds pretty & i beleivemen find it sexy. just don't call me carrie, cae-ee." Dec. 20, 2010:
"My name is Karrie. I havent seen anyone ever spell my name correctly. I guess the way i spell it is uncommon because everyone who tries to spell it either spells it like "Kerry", "Karry", "Carrie", or "Kari". Even my aunt's & uncles on both my mothers & fathers side forget how my name is spelled.But i like my name :) Ive gone through elementary school, Jr. High, & High School w/o another girl having the same name as me. It was pretty cool ;D" Sep. 11, 2010:
"I love my name. I can say it's hard to spell since there are several "other" ways to spell it. I don't mind though. :)" Jul. 7, 2008:
"I like my name, but in school it was often pronounced "car-y" and it was frusteration. However, I like the spelling of my name this way a lot better than the average spelling" Apr. 13, 2007:
"OMg i love the name Kari.It's not my name but I've always loved the name Kari.It's so pretty" Nov. 4, 2006:
"I like my name and the spelling, even though many people mispronounce it but hey not a biggy. I can not find my name pre printed on anything but I have moved on since my kiddo days and as an adult it doesnt bother me so much any more. I have yet to come across another Kari spelled the same way and maybe one day I will, but hey I could have a worse name." Sep. 29, 2006:
"my name is Kari and i absolutely love it. its very unique and it fits me well. it gets mispronounced alot and people can never seem to spell it right unless they know me but i love the name and i love that its MY name." Jul. 25, 2006:
"Yay, I never find my name on anything, and it was here!!! I pronounce in Carrie, but it is mostly pronounced car-e. My 6th grade teacher's is spelt the same, but pronounced car-e" Jul. 9, 2006:
"Yay for the name Kari! It is often mispronounced, and no one spells it right, but I still love my name anyway!" Jul. 5, 2005:
12 Neutral Comments
"My name is Kari Rose, and I have always loved my name. Sometimes it is pronounced 2 ways, but I respond to both (my parents pronounced it the American way). It was lovely to recently visit Norway and have people comment on my name being Norwegian. <3" Oct. 19, 2018:
"I love how my parents picked to spell my name Kari. My only pet peeve about my name is when people ask me if I am like the Carrie in the movie...." Nov. 24, 2017:
"My name is also Kari. This is the Norwegian spelling." Jul. 4, 2015:
"Love my name- pronounce it (Care-ee). Growing up though I could never find my name on anything! Now I am glad that my parents chose the spelling the way they did." Jan. 30, 2012:
"My name is Kari too! Well, its actually Kariann (carrie ann) but people call me Kari for short. I also get called Carebear, because when I was little I always watched the Carebears! I even have 7 movies, but I don't watch them any more because I'm 12 now!" Nov. 30, 2010:
"my name is Kari, pronounced Carrie, and i think that my mom couldnt have picked a better name for me. its simple yet pretty and there isnt another person in my entire family that has the same name. the only thing that has ever bugged me is that for some reason alot of my teachers or co-workers end up calling me Kara, not that its a bad name its just not my name. lol" Oct. 1, 2010:
"thats my name aswell, its lovely and short, and i better like it when pronounced Car-y, and its actualy supposed to be pronounced a strange way because its from norway. i like it OK though :)" Aug. 6, 2010:
"I'm a Kari as well pronounced Carrie...I like my name I find it to be unique especially the spelling, I also like Car-e,That's actually the correct way to say it according to the rules of English. It's pretty either way, Love the spelling wouldn't want to be a Carrie, that's a different name to me even if I do pronounce my name that way." Jun. 24, 2008:
"my name is kari and it is pronounced car-y and it is said carrie so much that when like doctors or people i only see like once say carrie i don't even correct them." May. 10, 2008:
"my mothers name is kari. and i love it. it is a really cool name." Jan. 10, 2008:
"Umm, yeah, my name is Kari and it's pronounced car-y but it's annoying how a lot of people spell it differently like keri and carey." Jul. 27, 2007:
"I like my name. Most people pronounce it right (care-ee), but every once in a while i get (car-y). It's funny during holidays; there'll be ten different spellings of my name on the presents." Jul. 14, 2007:
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