Mari (given name)
Mari is a feminine given name in the Breton, Japanese, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Finnish, Welsh, Swedish and Norwegian languages. It is also a devotional given name in Tamil. It can be seen as a cognate of Mary in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish. In the country of Georgia, Mari is a shortened version of the name Mariam.
|Meaning||Different depending on the kanji|
|Region of origin||Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, Hungarian, Estonian|
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In Japanese it appears as Mari (まり, マリ), or can be written using different kanji characters so that it means, respectively:
- 真理, "truth"
- 万里, "long distance"
- 茉莉, "jasmine"
- 麻里, "hemp, village"
- 麻莉, "hemp, white jasmine"
- 愛莉, "love, white jasmine"(This kanji can also be read as Airi.)
- Mari Akasaka (真理, born 1964), Japanese novelist
- Mari Amachi (真理, born 1951), Japanese singer and actress
- Mari Ellis (1913-2015), Welsh writer and women's rights activist
- Mari Hamada (麻里, born 1962), Japanese rock singer
- Mari Hamada (actress) (マリ, born 1968), Japanese singer and actress
- Mari Hanafusa (まり, born 1974), Japanese actress in Takarazuka Revue
- Mari Henmi (マリ, born 1950), Japanese singer and actress
- Mari Horikawa (堀川 真理, born 1992), Japanese volleyball player
- Mari Hoshino (真里, born 1981), Japanese actress
- Mari Hulman George (1934–2018), American auto racing executive
- Mari Iijima (真理, born 1963), Japanese singer-songwriter
- Mari Kalkun (born 1986), Estonian singer and musician
- Mari Kimura (木村 まり, born 1962), Japanese violinist and composer
- Mari Kinsigo (1946–2014), Estonian chess Woman FIDE Master
- Mari Kiviniemi (born 1968), Finnish politician and former Prime Minister of Finland
- Mari Klaup (born 1990), Estonian heptathlete
- Mari Kodama (麻里, born 1967), Japanese pianist
- Mari Kotani (真理, born 1958), Japanese science fiction critic
- Mari Lill (born 1945), Estonian actress
- Mari Mashiba (摩利, born 1959), Japanese voice actress
- Mari Matsuda (born 1956), American lawyer, activist, and law professor
- Mari Motohashi (麻里, born 1986), Japanese curler
- Mari Natsuki (マリ, born 1952), Japanese singer, dancer, and actress
- Mari Ozaki (まり, born 1975), Japanese long-distance runner
- Mari Ozawa (真理), Japanese manga artist
- Mari Shiraki (白木 万理, born 1937), Japanese actress
- Mari Shirato (真理, born 1958), Japanese actress
- Mari Yaguchi (真里, born 1983), former member of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume
- Mari Yonehara (万里, 1950–2006), Japanese translator, essayist, non-fiction writer and novelist
- Mari Youngblood, American singer
- Mari Wilson (born 1954), English pop and jazz singer
- Mori Mari (茉莉, 1903–1987), Japanese author, daughter of novelist Mori Ōgai
- Mari Iyagi, in My Beautiful Girl, Mari
- Mari Katsuki (勝生 真利), in the anime series Yuri!!! on Ice
- Mari Kurihara (栗原 万里), in the manga and anime series Prison School
- Mari Jiwe McCabe, also known as Vixen, a DC Comics character
- Mari Illustrious Makinami (真希波・マリ・イラストリアス), in the Japanese animated film series Rebuild of Evangelion
- Mari Ohara (小原 鞠莉), in the anime series Love Live! Sunshine!!
- Mari Tamaki (玉木 マリ), in the anime series A Place Further Than The Universe
- Mari Tsutui (筒井 まり), in the manga and anime series Rainbow Days
- Mari Watanabe (渡辺 摩利), in the light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School
- Mari Sonoda (園田 真理), in the tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider 555
- Mari Yamamoto (山本 麻里), in the tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider Fourze
- Mari Yamashita (山下 マリ), in the manga series Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs
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