Shuri Origin and Meaning

The name Shuri is a girl's name meaning "village".

Though Shuri is a well-established unisex name in Japan, most parents considering it now will be thinking instead of the iconic Princess Shuri from Marvel's Black Panther, memorably played in the 2018 movie by Letitia Wright. The movie character, sister to King T'Challa, is strong, smart and winning enough to make a great namesake -- and it's worth noting that in the Black Panther comics, Shuri eventually becomes Black Panther.

Shuri was given to fewer than five girls in the 2016 Social Security count, but we'd be surprised if it didn't pop up on the popularity charts for 2018.

Famous People Named Shuri

  • Shuri OkudaJapanese pro wrestler

Shuri in Pop Culture

  • Shuricharacter in Marvel's Black Panther comics and film