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Mari is also a shortening of Mariko and a name of itself, which is of Japanese origin.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2004
A notable bearer of this name is the author Mari Sandoz (1896-1966). She was known for her novels about the Great Plains. She also won a Newbery Honor Award in 1957 for her book "The Horsecatcher."
-- AndrewJKD  3/25/2005
I like to pronounce this name MAR-ee, but I doubt that is correct.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2006
Mari is the French word for "husband."
-- lawruh  3/9/2007
Pronounced MAH-ree, very different than Mary.

The Scottish bridal song Mari's Wedding is traditionally played at wedding receptions.
-- emoly93  6/9/2007
Actually, the song played at wedding receptions in Scotland is "Mairi's Wedding" not "Mari's Wedding." Although it's actually a common spelling mistake and is sometimes called "Mary's Wedding" or "Marie's Wedding."
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2008
Mari is not mentioned as a common Norwegian name here but it is. Probably as common as Kari, which means it's really very common.
-- karolinnea  9/3/2007
Estonian form of MARY, means "berry" in Estonian.
-- Siumari  4/20/2008
This name is hideously common in Finland. It's a very boring, bland name that parents seem to have picked because they haven't felt like giving the name much thought, maybe because some of them have been less enthusiastic about parenting to begin with. This is also commonly combined with another name, usually Anne, as in Anne-Mari. It's quite plain on its own.
-- slight night shiver  4/29/2008
This is also an Italian name derived from the Latin meaning "sea" or "seashore". I don't know whether or not it's used as a first name, but it is used as a surname.
-- ArwenMP  4/27/2009
"For Kalaja Mari" is a song by School of Seven Bells.
-- Ailis  8/28/2009
Pronounced mah-REE in Swedish.
-- Beautiful Victory  12/12/2009
This name is also used in Estonia as a short form of Maria, where it also coincides with "Mari", the Estonian word for "berry".
-- overtheclouds  10/3/2012
Mari is also a goddess of the Basque people. [noted -ed]
-- Kizurika  3/17/2014

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