Cari as a girl's name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cari is "love". From "caru". Originally a nickname for Carol or Caroline. Also possibly derived from Welsh "rhiw" meaning "hill fort", or from Gaelic "ciar" meaning "black", and Latin "carriarus" for an occupational surname for those who moved goods.
- Related names:
- Katherine, Carrie, Catherine, Ceridwen.
- Cori, Cara, Cary, Kari, Carri, Caro, Carie.
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Examples of usage for Cari:
" Buon giorno, cari fratelli miei. "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3" , Augustus J. C. Hare.
You who have heard Cari fior upon the hand- organs in the street, and have whistled the Soldiers' Chorus while you were in school; who have even grown to regard the opera of Faust as old- fashioned and of light weight, must re- focus your glass a bit and look at Gounod's masterpiece from the point of view of nearly fifty years ago! "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" , Clara Louise Kellogg.
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