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


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

What is the origin of the name Yuri?

Yuri is a Slavic form of the Greek name George. In East Asia (Japan and Korea), Yuri is a feminine name.

What does the name Yuri mean?

The boy’s name Yuri means “farmer” or “earthworker” (from ancient Greek “gê/γῆ” = earth/soil + “érgon/ἔργον” = work) and the girl’s name Yuri means “lily” (from Japanese “yuri/百合”) or “glass” (from Korean “yuri/유리”).

Other variants and nicknames

Other variants of the male name Yuri are George in English, Georges in French, Jorge in Spanish and Portuguese, Georgio in Italian, Djordje in Serbian or Jerzy in Polish. Similar masculine first names are Yurai, Yuriel, Yuro and Yury. Unisex nicknames are Yu, Yui, Yura, Yuyu and Yuuri.

Famous people named Yuri

  • The singer Kwon Yuri (born 1989) from the K-Pop Band “Girls’ Generation” is an actress and songwriter as well. The Band is considered Korea’s “Nation’s Girlband”, even after over ten years in the business. Girls’ Generation is a role model for many of the younger Girlbands.
  • Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin (1934 - 1968) was a cosmonaut and the first person in space in 1961.
  • The American physicist Yuri Kovchegov (born 1973) is known for calculating the production of gluons in 1998.
  • Yuri Sung (born 1981) is a Korean actress and mom of twins. Since 2017, she is married to Pro-Golfer Ahn Sung Hyun (born 1981). She acted in more than ten TV shows and movies.

Anime characters with the name Yuri

  • Princess Yuri from the Anime “Sakura-Hime” (Princess Sakura)
  • Yūri Katsuki from the Anime “Yuri On Ice”
  • Yuri from the Anime “Mermaid Melody”
  • Yuri “Yurippe” Nakamura from the Anime “A”
  • Yuri Lowell from the Anime “Tales of Vesperia”
  • Yuri Plisetsky from the Anime “Yuri on Ice”
  • Yuri Tanima from the Anime “Wedding Peach”
  • Yuri Tsukikage from the Anime “Cure Moonlight HeartCatch PreCure!”
  • Yuri Uehara from the Anime “Good Morning Call”

Pronunciation of Yuri

Variants of the name Yuri


Popularity of the name Yuri

The name Yuri is ranked #2031 overall.

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