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What does Suri mean?

Suri /suri/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Suri is "princess".

A pet form of Sarah. Also possibly (Persian) "red rose". Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes named their daughter Suri.

Associated with: princess, red, rose (flower)


Suri has 26 relations via Sarah: Sadie, Saira, Sal, Salli, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Saran, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sera, Serah, Serita, Shara, Shari, Zara and Zaria.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sairi, Surik, ..

(male) Surigo, Suriti, ..

How popular is Suri?

Suri is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#22821 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Suri for girls. Suri entered the list in 2006 and reached its apex position of #1035 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1342 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Suri name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Suri outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Suri (#1342 in 2014) are Sadie (#46 in 2014), Saira, Sara (#167), Sarah (#50), Sarai (#447), Sari, Sarina (#1469), Sarita, Sera, Shara, Shari, Zara (#422) and Zaria (#860). These relations of Suri were favored by parents during 1980-1989 (average #1276) and have become significantly less common since (#1200, down 65%), with versions like Shari becoming less trendy. Sarah has been the most prevalent, though Sadie is currently the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Suri, Sadie, Saira, Sara, Sarah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarai, Sari, Sarina, Sarita, Sera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shara, Shari, Zara, Zaria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sara, Sarah, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suri is pronounced similarly to Cera, Ceri, Ceria, Cira, Ciri, Cyra, Sahra, Sariah, Seara, Seeria, Siara, Siera, Siri, Siria, Syria, Zary and Zora. Other suggested similar names are Abri, Airi, Ari, Aubri, Audri, Bari, Bri, Cari, Cori, Dari, Dori, Gauri, Geri, Jeri, Jori, Kari, Keri, Kiri, Kori, Lari, Lauri, Liri, Lori, Mari, Miri, Nari, Peri, Sami, Sheri, Shiri, Shura, Soki, Su, Sudie, Sue, Sukie, Suky, Sula, Sunni, Suse, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suze, Suzi, Suzie, Suzu, Suzy, Teri and Tori. These names tend to be more frequently used than Suri.