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Meaning and Name Origin

Yuri \yu-ri\ as a boys' name is pronounced YER-ee. It is of Russian origin. Variant of George (Latin) "farmer".


Yuri has 2 variants: Yurii and Yury.

For more information, see also related boy names Yorick, Juri and Uriah.

Yuri has 34 more related forms via George: Egor, Georas, Geordi, Geordie, Georg, Georges, Georgi, Georgie, Georgio, Georgios, Georgiy, Georgy, Gheorghe, Giorgi, Giorgio, Giorgios, Giorgius, Goran, Gyorgy, Gyuri, Igor, Jerzy, Jiri, Joran, Jorgan, Jorge, Jorgen, Jurek, Jurgen, Jurik, Ygor, Yorick, Yorik and Yurik.

Yuri has 1 feminine form: Yuridiana.


Yuri is an unusual first name for males. Yuri is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yuri and corresponding names. George (#134 a year ago), Jorge (#207) and Uriah (#506) are the popular related forms of Yuri (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names are at the height of their popularity today. Uriah (#506) and Jorge (#207) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of George, Jorge, Uriah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yuri is pronounced similarly to Ari, Arri, Eri, Uri and Yuria. Other recommended similar baby names are Guri and Nuri. Like Yuri, these names are not frequently used.