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


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

What is the origin of the name Yuki?

Yuki is a Japanese unisex name.

What does the name Yuki mean?

Yuki means “snow” (from Japanese “yuki/雪”) or “happiness” (from Japanese “yuki/幸”). Other Kanji character combinations are possible, e.g. “yu/由” meaning “reason” and “ki/貴” meaning “valuable”.

Other variants and nicknames

Other variants of Yuki are Yuuki and Yūki. Similar names are Yuka, Yukari, Yukiko, Yukina, Yukionna and Yuko. Possible nicknames are Yu-Chan, Yu, Yuyu or Yui.

The name Yuki in sports

There are many Pro-Athletes named Yuki:

  • In Badminton there are Yuki Anai, Yuki Fukushima and Yuki Kaneko for example.
  • Famous soccer players are Yuki Hamano, Yuki Ichikawa, Yuki Imamura, Yuki Matsubara, Yuki Nakagawa, Yuki Nagasato, Yuki Uekusa and Yuki Yamazaki.
  • In Baseball there are famous players as well, namely Yuki Koyama, Yuki Kuniyoshi, Yuki Matsui and Yuki Saitoh.
  • Yuki Ishikawa and Yuki Shoji are successful volleyball players.
  • F1 pilot Yuki Tsunado is racing for the Red Bull Junior Team.

The name Yuki in music

  • The Japanese drummer Yuki ist part of the Bands “Versailles Philharmonic Quinted” and “Jupiter”. He has been a famous drummer since 2007.
  • Singer Yuki Isoya (born 1972) has been working in the Japanese music industry since 1991.
  • The famous anime soundtrack composer Yuki Kajiura (born 1965) has been actively working in music since 1992.
  • Yuki Kashiwagi (born 1991) is a Japanese Idol and part of the Girlgroup AKB48.
  • Since she was 17 years old, Yuki Koyanagi (born 1982) has been working as a pop singer.

The name Yuki in Animes

  • Yuki Kuran is the protagonist of the anime “Vampire Knight Cross”.
  • In the anime “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, Yuki Nagato, is a main character.
  • The Vocaloid software is a singing voice synthesizer that sounds like real human singing. One character is Yuki Kaai, a school girl that loves to sing.

Pronunciation of Yuki

Variants of the name Yuki


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Popularity of the name Yuki

The name Yuki is ranked #5832 overall.

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