See also: kari, karí, Kári, kāri, kaŗi, and karı

EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Kari

  1. A female given name of recent usage, from the Norwegian form of Catherine, or a variant of Carrie or Cary.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Saturn.

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑri/, [ˈkɑri]
  • Rhymes: -ɑri
  • Syllabification: Ka‧ri

Etymology 1Edit

Karelian form of the Russian saint's name Макарий (Makarij), Макар (Makar), from Ancient Greek meaning "happy", cognate to the English historical name Macarius. Also a short form of Sakari and Oskari.

  • Kari became known as a character in Juhani Aho's novel Panu (1897), at the time, like Panu and Jorma, mistaken for an ancient Finnish name.

Proper nounEdit

Kari

  1. A male given name.
    • 1897 Juhani Aho, Panu, WSOY (1947), page 149:
      Ensi kerran, kun Kari Annikkia Panulta pyysi, sanoi Panu:—"Millä sinä, tyhjä mies, semmoisen tytön ostat?"
    • 1974 Alpo Ruuth, Kotimaa, Tammi, →ISBN, page 167:
      —Petri, se on näitä uusia nimiä.
      —Niin on, nykyisin annetaan semmoisia Jareja ja Kareja ja Petrejä.
    • 2013 Pauliina Rauhala, Taivaslaulu, Gummerus, →ISBN, pages 103-104:
      Miten meille voi tulla kaksi poikaa? Eihän niitä luontonimiäkään ole pojille enää jäljellä kuin Pyry, josta en tykkää kun se kuulostaa jyrinältä, ja Kari, josta varmasti seuraa epäonnea. Tai voihan niitä keksiä nykyään itsekin. Miten olisi Kuu ja Otava? Tai Heinä ja Pensas? Tai Puro ja Virta?
Usage notesEdit
  • Popular in the 1950s and the 1960s. The most common first name of men born in Finland in 1954–1959.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of Kari (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Kari Karit
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
illative Kariin Kareihin
singular plural
nominative Kari Karit
accusative nom. Kari Karit
gen. Karin
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
inessive Karissa Kareissa
elative Karista Kareista
illative Kariin Kareihin
adessive Karilla Kareilla
ablative Karilta Kareilta
allative Karille Kareille
essive Karina Kareina
translative Kariksi Kareiksi
instructive Karein
abessive Karitta Kareitta
comitative Kareineen
Possessive forms of Kari (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Karini Karimme
2nd person Karisi Karinne
3rd person Karinsa
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From kari.

Proper nounEdit

Kari

  1. A topographic surname​.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of Kari (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Kari Karit
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
illative Kariin Kareihin
singular plural
nominative Kari Karit
accusative nom. Kari Karit
gen. Karin
genitive Karin Karien
partitive Karia Kareja
inessive Karissa Kareissa
elative Karista Kareista
illative Kariin Kareihin
adessive Karilla Kareilla
ablative Karilta Kareilta
allative Karille Kareille
essive Karina Kareina
translative Kariksi Kareiksi
instructive Karein
abessive Karitta Kareitta
comitative Kareineen
Possessive forms of Kari (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Karini Karimme
2nd person Karisi Karinne
3rd person Karinsa

AnagramsEdit


GreenlandicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (old orthography) Kare

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Danish Christian.

Proper nounEdit

Kari

  1. A male given name from Danish.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Møller, Nuka: Kalaallit aqqi [Greenlandic personal names]. Oqaasileriffik 2015. →ISBN
  • Danskernes navne 2005 — including the residents of Greenland.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval contraction of Katrine (Catherine).

Proper nounEdit

Kari

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • One of the most common given names in Norway since the 17th century.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kruken, Kristoffer - Stemshaug, Ola: Norsk personnamnleksikon. Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995. →ISBN
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk. 27 761 females with the given name Kari living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.