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Kiri is also a Maori name, and I think it is very pretty.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
I had a friend named Kiri, who told me it meant "rainbow" in Maori (native New Zealand). But a Maori dictionary says it actually means "skin". I still think it's a very pretty name.
visitor27  3/25/2006
My sister is called Kiri after Kiri Janette Te Kanawa, a famous opera singer from New Zealand. I think it's a gorgeous name but few people pronounce it properly unless you tell them.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2006
My friend's mom has the name Kiri. They pronounce it Kee-Ree.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2006
Well, actually my parents named me Kiri. I have always wondered where it came from but now I know. Growing up, people have had a hard time pronouncing my name, but I like it because it is unique. I always thought I was the only one with that name but now I see there are others with that name.
kiriurias  11/21/2007
My parents are first-generation immigrants from Japan, and they gave me the name Kirie after hearing a reference to Kyrie Eleison in a movie.

The kanji they intended for my name were Kiri (‹Ë) and e (ŠG). Kiri is the Japanese name for the paulownia tree, which has an important place in Japanese culture and is occasionally referred to as the 'princess tree', while e means "painting, portrait, picture".

Some other meanings for Kiri include:
–¶ = mist, fog

‹C = air, atmosphere, mind, heart
¶ = life
–Ø = tree
‹L = write, inscribe, record
Šú = an era
Šó = rare, uncommon, hope

—¢ = village, the home of one's parents
— = reason, principle, justice, truth
—£ = leave, stray
˜Ü = wise, intelligent
–‰ = a mile.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2008
My parents named me Kiri after one of their friends in Australia. I'm not sure of the correct pronunciation in Maori, but we've always said KEER-ee. I love my name. No one else I know has it. Though I hated it when I was a little girl, I can't think of any other name that would suit me.
october_bay  5/22/2008
My name is Kiri. I have been told many things about where my name is from. I live in the UK and have been told that it means something about a drowning girl. Then someting about cutting and also I had a Greek man say it was his name and it is a Greek name. I have been told many times it's from New Zealand so that's what I will beleve.
babtme  6/20/2008
I really like this name. It's cute. :)
― Anonymous User  8/15/2008
Too similar to Kerry and Keira.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2008
Kiri Komori is the social recluse girl in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
egyptianpanda  1/2/2010
Who could ever forget Kiri ti Kanawa singing Handel's 'Let the bright seraphim' during the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in St Paul's London in 1981!
― Anonymous User  3/9/2010
In Finnish Kiri means "the final sprint". Saying is used in sports to cheer the athlete, quite like "GO GO!"
Also masculine first name in Finland.
Hetu  9/9/2010
In Maori it's not pronounced keerie or kyrie. It's Kirry. I know a girl called Kirieisha and a girl called Kiri. Both Maori. Lots of Maoris add stuff like Ana to it. It's not pronounced with any ee's.
DidiGiraffe  8/16/2011
Kiri Baga (born 1995 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American figure skater.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
Kiri is a very Beautiful name. Its unique. My first name is Kari and no one can say it right it rimes with sorry, Kiri and Kari are beautiful names.
Missy125  7/15/2013
Makes me feel a bit dizzy, for some reason.
Hushpuppy  5/11/2014
Kiri is also a name of Japanese origin. The kanji is 桐. It is the Japanese word for the Paulownia tree, or princess tree, an East-Asian flowering tree.
Pjj  2/3/2016
My name is Kiri! My mum named me after the opera singer.
Kirip  8/4/2016
For all my fellow Kiri's that suffered never finding a pen with your name on it, in France they have a cheese with our name, and years ago there was a drink named Kiri too! That beats keys rings, pencils, and pens any day.
Kirip  8/4/2016
My name is Kiri. No it's not pronounced keereee as most of my teachers say *cough* My computer sciences teacher *cough* I have been told that it means skin in Maori (My friends called me skin the unicorn for awhile) I think it's very unique and I didn't think there would be a lot of people that are named Kiri, but Kiri is a fabulous name and I love it because I'm the only one in 1600 students at my school that is named Kiri.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2017
My name is Kiri. I was told of several meanings from my mother. It means little debt in one language and it means tree bark in another. I have always been the only one I have ever known. I also know that the name was chosen for me from a book series called Dragonlance along with my middle name. I am not sure but I do know that I grew up hating it because most couldn't pronounce it and although it was pretty and very unique it was a bother that no one ever got it right. I love my name now, it suits me very well I think.
Kikisan  12/31/2017

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