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Keri is a beautiful Irish girl’s name that means, “fair, blessed poetry”. It has many different spellings but they all come from a Gaelic origin. It is also a gender-neutral name that means “From Ciar’s People or the County of Kerry.”

Meaning of the name Keri

Irish: From Ciar’s People or the County of Kerry
Hebrew: happenstance

Origin of the name Keri

Irish, Welsh, or Gaelic

Symbolism of the name Keri

Keri recognizes and understands their own limitations. They spend a lot of time caring for others and offering great support while putting their own needs on the back burner. Keri seems friendly and modest which makes them appreciated among friends. They are also good with diplomacy and mediating disputes between friends.

Style of the name Keri


Gender of the name Keri

Keri is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Keri


Number of syllables in the name Keri


Emotion evoked from the name Keri

Keri thinks fast when finding solutions to problems. They strive to find a balance between helping others and taking care of their own interests as well. Keri is very dedicated and full of love. They are loyal friends and reliable people.

Alternative spellings for the name Keri

Nicknames for the name Keri

  • Care bear
  • Ker
  • Curry

Popularity of the name Keri

Keri as a female name came on the popularity charts in 1957. The popularity doubled the following two years in a row. Then it steadily continued to grow every year and peaked in 1976. After that, it stayed steady until around 1985 when it began to steadily decline again.

Related names for the name Keri

Great middle names for Keri and their meanings

  • Alexandra (to ward off or keep away)
  • Megan (pearl)
  • Joy (happiness)
  • Leigh (delicate or weary)
  • Mae (goddess of spring growth)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Nicole (people of victory)
  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Elizabeth (God is my oath)

Famous people with the name Keri

  • Keri Hilson (American singer, songwriter)
  • Keri Russell (American actress)
  • Keri-Anne Payne (British swimmer)
  • Keri Kelli (American guitarist)
  • Keri Lynn Pratt (American film actress)
  • Keri Wong (American tennis player)
  • Keri-Lynn Wilson (Canadian conductor)

Keris in popular culture

  • Keri Green (character in the movie Code of Honor)
  • Keri Island in Estonia
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