Name Juri Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Juri


Juri is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Juri thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Juri?

Juri is a Slavic form of the name George. In Japan, Juri is a feminine name.

What does the name Juri mean?

The boy’s name Juri means “farmer” or “earthworker” (from ancient Greek “gê/γῆ” = earth/soil + “érgon/ἔργον” = work). The girl’s name Juri is a combination of Japanese “ju” (樹) meaning “wood”, “tree” or “ju” (寿) meaning “congratulations”, “longevity” with e.g. “ri” (理) meaning “reason”, “logic”, “ri” (梨) meaning “pear” or “ri” (里) meaning “village”.

Variants of the name Juri

The name Juri is known in this country mainly as a Slavic boy’s name, but the variant of the Japanese girl’s name is very rare. As other spelling versions of the Slavic name still exist Yuri and Jouri.

Middle names

If you want to name your son Juri, Juri James, Juri Henry, Juri Arnold or Juri Benjamin are nice possibilities for a middle name combination.

A famous Juri in history

  • Juri Gagarin (1934 - 1968) went down in history as the first man in the world to be in space. Juri was a Soviet cosmonaut who had actually studied foundry technology. During his time at Saratov University, he joined an aero club and passed his flight test. Later, Juri went on to become a member of the Air Force. From there he was proposed as a cosmonaut and in 1961 the time had come: Juri was the only human aboard the “Wostock 1” and circled the earth from space in 106 minutes. In 1968 Juri was killed by not completely explained circumstances during a training flight with a MiG-15UTI. He is still celebrated as a national hero in the Soviet Union and later in Russia. His urn is located in the necropolis on the Kremlin wall in Moscow’s Red Square, and there are numerous other tributes in his name.

Juri as a surname

  • Actress Carla Juri carries the name Juri as her last name. Born in 1985, the Swiss actress stars in German and English language productions, and is best known for her leading role in Charlotte Roche’s novel adaptation “Wetlands” (2013). In 2017, she could be seen in “Blade Runner 2049”.

Juri as a fictional character

  • Juri Han is the name of a character in the video game series “Street Fighter”. It is a Japanese competitive fighting video game franchise, where the first game was published in 1987 as an arcade game. Juri Han is a female character of South Korean descend, who is trained as a Taekwondo fighter.

Pronunciation of Juri

Variants of the name Juri


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Popularity of the name Juri

The name Juri is ranked #1440 overall.

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