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

The name Suri is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "princess". Suri and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Suri

Suri Cruise, daughter of American actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Suri Krishnamma, British film director

Pop Culture References for the name Suri


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!