Gender: Female Meaning of Suri: "princess" Origin of Suri: Hebrew, variation of Sarah

Suri Origin and Meaning

The name Suri is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "princess".

Suri, a once obscure exotic name, hit the headlines when chosen by Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for their daughter in 2007. Multi-cultural, it also means "the sun" in Sanskrit, "rose" in Persian, and is the name of the Andean Alpaca's wool, as well as a Yiddish form of Sarah, a title used for Jain monks, and a Japanese word for pickpocket.

Suri has not been picked up on by many other parents.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


It has several different meanings...

indiefendi2 Says:


I remember people going IN on this name when Suri was born. It's "obscure" but it's not bad. I still prefer Zuri though.

snowsbeloved Says:


Japanese word for a pickpocket? Lol I'll pass!

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


I really like the name Suri! I don't know that I would use it myself, but it is very pretty and it has many great meanings.

Essa Says:


I actually really like Suri! It's pretty, girly and actually quite subtle, like it's not an over the top name. It's also got a nice meaning and isn't overly common.

Alicia1 Says:


This name is okay, the meaning is great!

klsxo Says:


Love it!