[ 2 syll. yu-ri, yur-i ] The baby boy name Yuri is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YUW-Riy (Russian) †. Yuri is used chiefly in the Russian and Ukrainian languages, and it is derived from Old Greek and Hebrew origins.
Yuri is a variant of the name George (English) in the Russian and Ukrainian languages.
Yuri is also a pet form of the name Uriah (English and Hebrew).
See also the related form, Juri (Estonian, Russian, and Slavic).
Yuri is an unusual baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Yuri, George was the most frequently used.
† Pronunciation for Yuri: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Yuri is Astronaut Yuri Gagarin, born 9 March 1934 - 27 March 1968, Klushino, Russia.