Yuri Name Meaning & Origin
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Russian and Ukrainian form of George. Although often associated with the Russian name, Yuri is also a Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean name as well. In Hebrew, Yuri or Uri means "the light of God".
In Japanese, depending on the characters used to spell the name, it could also mean "abundant ideals".
Common Japanese female name that may be written with the character for "lily". It is also the Japanese vocabulary word for lily. Other possible combinations of characters include "tenderness; superiority" (yu) and "reason; justice; truth" (ri).
As a Russian and Ukrainian male name, Yuri is a variant transcription of Yuriy (or Jurij), the Russian variant of George. A famous bearer of the name is Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut who in 1961 became the first person in space and the first human to orbit the Earth.
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Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut, the first man to travel to space.
Yuri Andropov, Soviet politician and General Secretary of the CPSU.
Yuri Ruley, American drummer, playing in the punk band MxPx.
Kwon Yuri, famous singer in K-POP girl group Guzman y Gomez.
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Yuri Zhivago, character in the book and movie "Doctor Zhivago."
Yuri Plisetsky from Yuri!!! on Ice
Yuri Katsuki from Yuri!!! on Ice
Yuri from the Visual Novel 'Doki Doki Literature Club!'
Yuri Nakamura from Angel Beats!