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Gender: Male Pronunciation: yoo Meaning of Yu: "shining brightly" Origin of Yu: Chinese

The name Yu is a boy's name of Chinese origin meaning "shining brightly". Yu and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Yu the Great founded China's first dynasty, but in this country "Hey, you!" would make this name utterly confusing, in an Abbott and Costello way.

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Famous People Named Yu

Yu the Great, legendary founder of China
Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player
Faye Yu (born Yu Feihong), Chinese actress
Yu Kobayashi, Japanese football player

Pop Culture References for the name Yu

Yu, a System Lord on TV's "Stargate SG-1"
Yu, character in the film adaptation of "Animal Crossing: Wild World"
Yu Yevon, character in video game "Final Fantasy X"
"Yu-Gi-Oh!," Japanese anime
YuYu Hakusho, Japanese manga series