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According to my friend, Siri Vasseur, Siri means "little girl".
-- Satchbo  1/8/2005
Origin: Norse
Meaning: victory + beautiful
-- siri  2/6/2006
A famous Siri was Siri von Essen, actress and August Strindberg's first wife.
-- Ylva  3/15/2006
Siri is pronounced as SEE-ree.
-- Ylva  7/1/2006
I like it very much for a short name. It's cute, yet the rolled "r" gives it power. It fits a grown woman as well as a little girl, and it's fairly uncommon. Applause!
-- Tango  3/1/2007
Siri is a minor Star Wars character in some of the Star Wars books. She falls in love with Obi-Wan.
-- quigonjecca  4/15/2007
I named my little girl Siri. I wanted a name that was Scandinavian (I'm Danish/Norwegian, and her father is English, we each got to pick a first name), one that was not too common, and one that meant something I thought suited her. I don't like Sigrid much, so Siri won, I think it's a perfect name.
-- Desiree  8/19/2007
Siri is also Iris, backwards!
-- Star Sister  8/30/2007
They are! I think that would make them cute names for twin girls. Even though Siri is Iris backwards and vice versa, they're pronounced differently enough that it's not a twinset that's overly confusing and bland like Britney and Brianna or something like that.
-- magicalhannah7  3/17/2009
Very cute name, but do not use with the middle name Ann. Siri Ann is way to close to Syrian.
-- pandasayscynical  4/27/2008
It's a simple, nice, pretty name. Despite the similar type of syllables, the name isn't infantile at all. It rather makes me think of a pale, slender, blonde woman with an ethereal beauty to her looks.
-- slight night shiver  5/7/2008
A famous bearer is the Norwegian-American author Siri Hustvedt.
-- CB_DK  6/18/2008
I quite like the name Siri, especially since it is the name of Siri Hustvedt, who is my favourite author. Siri is to me both frail and strong.
-- CB_DK  6/18/2008
Siri is also the Portuguese word for a type of crab. It's pronouced see-REE.
-- samarinezz  9/16/2008
Siri Tollerød is a Norwegian fashion model.
-- harajukulover  10/14/2008
Siri also means "secret" in Swahili. My sister named Siri found out when she went to Kenya last year. ^^
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2009
I *really* like this as a nickname for Sigrid. I also like it as a full name. It works both ways!
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2009
I once knew a girl called Siri - she pronounced her name like Surrey, and I though it was hideous. Now that know the real pronunciation, and I think Siri is very sweet and adorable. :)
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2010
This name is so cool. Also, I've always thought it was pronounced exactly as it's spelt, like Si-ree (Sirry).
-- Smo  10/30/2010
In my mother's mother tongue it's pronounced "See-lee" with an "r" sort of imbedded in the "l" sound. Go figure.
-- fernsirius  5/5/2011
I'm not so sure this is a viable choice for American kids anymore, given the new iPhone gadget Siri, who talks to you from your phone and gives you directions/tells you your schedule/etc. As cool of a piece of software as it is, it's still software.
-- brilliantblue  12/17/2011
Iris spelled backwards. I love this name but, children are not robots, so, you get the point...
-- SEC908  3/21/2013
Yes, people in the United States actually give this name to their children. The name Siri was given to 108 baby girls in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Siri sounds too much like the iPhone thing. I'd go with Iris instead.
-- BuckeyedPeach86  7/5/2015

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