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Gender: Male Pronunciation: YOOR-ee Origin of Yuri: Russian variation of George Meaning of George: Greek, "farmer"

The name Yuri is a boy's name of Russian origin. Yuri and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names Ending In I and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

Common Russian name familiarized here via cosmonaut Yury Gagarin and a character in Dr. Zhivago, but we don't see it ever gaining permanent resident status.

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Famous People Named Yuri

Yuri I Vladimirovich aka Yuri Dolgorukiy, Grand Prince of Kiev
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, first man in space
Yuri Pleskun, Russian-American male model
Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov, Soviet leader and ambassador to Hungary
Yuri Lowenthal, American actor
Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov, Russian footballer
Yuri Borisovich Milner, Russian investor and physicist
Yuri Fyodorovich Orlov, Russian physicist
Yuri Sergeyevich Kasparov, Russian composer
Yuri Yuryevich Larionov, Russian pair skater
Yuri Kwon, South Korean female singer of group Girls' Generation
Yuri Kochiyama, American female activist
Yuri Sardarov, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Yuri

Yuri Lowell, character in the Japanese video game Tales of Vesperia
Yuri Cosmos, character in video game Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Yuri Plisetsky and Yuri Katsuki, teenage figure skaters and rivals in anime Yuri!!! on ice
Yuri, a term in manga used for lesbian romance
Yuri Kozukata, female character in the game Fatal Frame V: Maiden of Black Water
Yuri, female character in the video game Doki Doki Literature Club
A female Japanese name meaning "lily" when written as 百合

Yorii, Yura, Yore, Yurick, Yurochka, Yurii, Yury

Yuri's International Variations

Juri (Polish)