Origin and Meaning of the Name Yuri
Miscellaneous Info for Yuri
Used in:Japanese, Ukrainian and Russian speaking countries
Additional Info: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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