Mari Name Meaning

Though Welsh in origin, Mari is used worldwide. Beautiful in sound and styling, she’s an underused gem of a name that we’d love to see used more often. She’s sunny and bright with loads of style thanks to her unique look and sound.

Infographic of Mari name meaning, which is Meaning "sea of bitterness," Mari is a Welsh name.
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Mari Name Popularity

How popular is the name Mari? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,595 5 0.0004%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,650 5 0.0004%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 1,056 16 0.0016%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,415 6 0.0006%
1939 1,564 5 0.0005%
1940 1,357 7 0.0007%
1941 1,162 13 0.0012%
1942 1,112 19 0.0015%
1943 907 36 0.0028%
1944 924 31 0.0025%
1945 885 36 0.003%
1946 715 82 0.0056%
1947 751 86 0.0052%
1948 645 119 0.0075%
1949 693 104 0.0065%
1950 550 179 0.0111%
1951 565 183 0.0108%
1952 551 195 0.0112%
1953 492 265 0.015%
1954 468 312 0.0171%
1955 495 294 0.016%
1956 505 300 0.0159%
1957 469 362 0.0188%
1958 532 289 0.0153%
1959 527 293 0.0154%
1960 527 291 0.0154%
1961 533 295 0.0156%
1962 528 298 0.0162%
1963 547 270 0.015%
1964 537 291 0.0165%
1965 557 247 0.0151%
1966 618 191 0.0122%
1967 582 219 0.0144%
1968 642 181 0.0121%
1969 706 153 0.0099%
1970 708 165 0.0104%
1971 720 160 0.0106%
1972 802 117 0.0086%
1973 750 134 0.0103%
1974 837 109 0.0084%
1975 909 94 0.0073%
1976 968 81 0.0063%
1977 991 85 0.0063%
1978 1,066 75 0.0056%
1979 833 133 0.0094%
1980 893 118 0.0081%
1981 864 126 0.0086%
1982 816 140 0.0094%
1983 872 120 0.0081%
1984 935 107 0.0072%
1985 985 101 0.0067%
1986 1,039 94 0.0062%
1987 1,007 102 0.0067%
1988 897 141 0.009%
1989 977 131 0.0081%
1990 965 144 0.0087%
1991 1,128 109 0.0067%
1992 1,053 125 0.0078%
1993 1,244 88 0.0056%
1994 1,003 137 0.0089%
1995 977 140 0.0093%
1996 1,079 117 0.0078%
1997 1,152 108 0.0073%
1998 1,150 110 0.0073%
1999 1,256 95 0.0063%
2000 1,279 96 0.0063%
2001 1,248 102 0.0068%
2002 1,301 95 0.0063%
2003 1,423 83 0.0055%
2004 1,238 116 0.0076%
2005 1,342 101 0.0066%
2006 1,417 96 0.0061%
2007 1,691 66 0.0042%
2008 1,729 64 0.0041%
2009 1,553 79 0.0053%
2010 1,565 72 0.005%
2011 1,501 80 0.0056%
2012 1,545 72 0.0051%
2013 1,832 45 0.0032%
2014 2,098 30 0.0021%
2015 1,973 36 0.0025%
2016 1,767 49 0.0034%
2017 1,581 63 0.0045%
2018 1,562 62 0.0045%
2019 1,587 57 0.0042%

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Names Like Mari

If you like Mari, you’ll love these other names like Mari.


What names are variants of Mari?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Mari.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Maribeth

Welsh

Maridel

Star of the sea

Welsh

Marie

A French form of Mary.

French

Marilee

Star of the sea

Welsh

Marilena

Welsh

Marilene

Welsh

Marilisa

Welsh

Marilou

Welsh

Marilu

Welsh

Marita

Star of the sea

Welsh

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Marycruz

Welsh


What names sound like Mari?

If you like how Mari sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Mari.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Damaris

Calf; to tame; gentle

Latin

Mara

Bitter

Hebrew


What names are similar to Mari?

Find a name that’s like Mari, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Arwen

Muse

Welsh

Bronwen

Fair, blessed breast

Welsh

Brynn

Hilled area

Welsh

Carys

Love

Welsh

Cecelia

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Guinevere

Fair one; white, smooth, soft

Welsh

Gwenyth

Happiness; fair bow; blessed ring

Welsh

Kendra

Greatest champion

Welsh

Meghan

Pearl

Welsh

Rhiannon

Great queen, or goddess

Welsh


Lists With Mari

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Mari.


Siblings of Mari

Mamas with kids named Mari also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Westley

Western meadow

English

1 Comment

  1. Her name came from the Firebird series by Kathy Tyers. It’s pronounced “mar-ee”, although is often mispronounced as “Mary“. We looked to books and a movie to find all our kids names, and picking unique ones that aren’t as common.


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