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Yury Zhivago is the tragic titular hero of Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago'.
-- reservoirdoll1987  5/26/2005
Another spelling of the name is "Yurii": in Boris Pasternak's hearbreaking novel about the Russian Revolution, "Doctor Zhivago," the protagonist, a doctor and poet, bears this variation of the name, commonly going by the nicknames "Yura" and "Yurochka". Another bearer of the name is the hero of the acclaimed video game series, "Shadow Hearts," though he only uses one i.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2005
I think this is an interesting name. My brother has a friend called Yuri. His friend Yuri tells him it's the Russian form of "John."
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2007
Very nice name, I love it! I believe there is also a Korean name Yuri, as in Yuri, the son of Jumong who founded Goguryeo.
-- rikkai_tensai  4/16/2007
Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut; in 1961 he was the first human being in outer space.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2007
This name can also be spelled Iurii.
-- Eva Marie  4/12/2008
Yuri Lowenthal is a popular voice actor for anime and manga. He's mostly known for voicing Sasuke from Naruto, but he also voices Ben Tennyson from Ben 10: Alien Force, Haseo from .hack//G.U., Alviss from MAR, Shu from Blue Dragon, and many others.
-- quillpaw93  6/20/2008
Yuri Ruley from the band MxPx. :)
-- LauraJune  6/25/2008
A famous bearer of the name is the incredibly cute and talented Russian singer, Yuri Shatunov. He's most commonly known as Yura, or Yuroshka to his fans.
-- Wierka  1/11/2009
In my opinion, a very masculine name for a boy, with this pronunciation. I'd love to name my kid Yury (because it looks more masculine), but I fear people would still think it sounded girly.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
Yuri Pleskun is a very popular Russian American male model.
-- tallestmanonearth  11/29/2011
Be careful with this one -- "Yuri" is slang for often rather R-rated lesbian manga and anime (a term used primarily in the US rather than in Japan). I love the name Yuri, but personally I wouldn't use it for the above reason.
-- SakiHeart  10/28/2012

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