Kiri - girls name

Kiri name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Kiri name meaning:

The name Kiri is of Māori origin and has multiple meanings. In the Māori language, "kiri" means "skin" or "bark." It can refer to the outer covering or protective layer of something, symbolizing strength and resilience. Additionally, Kiri is also associated with the Māori word "kiri whero," which means "red skin." This term is sometimes used to describe individuals with fair or light skin tones.

In a broader sense, the name Kiri can be seen as representing a connection to nature and the environment, as bark is a natural element found in trees and plants. It can also be interpreted as a symbol of protection and endurance. Parents who choose the name Kiri for their daughters may be drawn to its unique Māori origins, its connection to nature, or its association with strength and resilience.

Origin: Cambodian

Form of Kira. Sun.

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Kira , Kiri

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Overall UK ranking: 3192 out of 5581

7 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Kiri

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