Also an Icelandic name derived from the Nordic word "Frior" or "peace".
Famous bearers include artist Frida Kahlo, and ABBA member Frida or Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Frida is particularly popular in Norway - it was #20 there in 200
In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.
On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.
As a female name, Kari is the Norwegian form of Katherine, or the short form of the name Karita (Scandinavian form of Charity).
Kari is also an old Scandinavian boys' name, from the Old Norse meaning "gust of wind; curly-haired". According