Yuki: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Yuki

Yuki

Pronunciation: YOO-kee (key)

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Yuki is a common Japanese name for both girls and boys, but it is usually pronounced slightly differently: with a long "double" U (yoo-oo-kee) for a boy, and a shorter U (yoo-kee) for a girl.

The girl's name has been very popular across several generations in Japan, especially with the common feminine suffix -ko added (Yukiko). In recent years (since the 1980's or so) the -ko has gone out of fashion and is now rare. The boy's name is a more recent fashion and has been one of the most popular boy's names in Japan for the last 30 years; the girl's name is still relatively common, but not as popular as it was in the 1960-1980's.

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Yucchan (Yu-chan)
Snow
Yuyu

Meanings and history of the name Yuki: | Edit

Yuki means "snow" in Japanese. However, when used as a girl's name, it is more commonly written with different characters. For example, the character meaning "happiness" can also be pronounced Yuki; or it could be written with a combination of a YU meaning gentle, and KI meaning hope. (The boy's name, with a long U, means "courage".)

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Yuki in song, story & screen: | Edit

In 2008 and 2009, "Vampire Knight" manga (Japanese comic), became very popular. The heroine of the story is named, "Yuki." She is brave, wistful, somewhat impulsive and later on it is revealed she, is a fact, a vampire.

Nagato Yuki is a female character in the popular light novel series the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (F)

Sohma Yuki is a character in the manga series Fruits Basket (M)

Yukkio- Persona series

Yuki- Wolf Children

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