- Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi गौरी
- Meaning: “fair; light-skinned; white; brilliant.”
- Gender: feminine
- Pronunciation: GORE-ee
The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word meaning “fair; light-skinned; white; brilliant.” In Hinduism, this is an epithet for the goddess Parvati in her Mahagauri form.
The Kannada and Tamil form is Gowri கௌரி (Tamil) & ಗೌರಿ (Kannada).
Gauri can also be a Finnish male form of the name Gabriel.