Yuri (2)
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This name, Yuri, is Japanese slang for girl on girl action, so I wouldn't name my child that.
-- midori_hime  1/14/2005
In response to the other user's comment concerning the lesbian connections to the name:
Yuri is actually a fairly common girl's name in Japan, as are most flower names. Not only that, but Yuri, along with Yaoi, are terms used more often in America than in Japan -- it is the wont of people there to use "Shonen-ai" and "Shoujo-ai" instead.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2005
I would like to add that, although girl on girl action may also be called "shoujo-ai," shoujo-ai is differnet from Yuri in that shoujo-ai now refers more to fluff.
-- seishou  3/23/2007
Actually, they don't really use the term "shōujo-ai" (or "shōnen-ai") in Japan because they tend to denote pedophilia. Girls Love (gāruzu rabu) is the correct term when talking about anime/manga lesbian action.

ANYWHO, I do like this name. It's a very pretty and soft sounding name, even if it always reminds me of curry. X3
-- Junee  7/3/2007
Other meanings for the name come up when one uses different kanji. Check comments on "Yumi" or "Yuki" for kanji for "yu" and "ri" is most commonly "village" or "science", but there are a couple others if you check the comments on "Sayuri".

In my years in Japan, I met lots of Yuris (mostly schoolgirls) and never heard it as a negative reference.
-- abbasdaughter  12/27/2005
Yuri (2) is such a beautiful name, I plan on naming a daughter this, her father being Japanese or not.
-- love_names  9/9/2006
I have loved this name ever since I heard it. When I first heard it it was being used for a Japanese baby girl I fell in love with it and went online straight away and looked up the meaning which is Lily which has a very personal meaning to me.
-- katesbusiness  12/29/2006
Well, MY name is Yuri, and when I read the first comment I was really embarrassed because I never heard that before. I have no Japanese accent, but I still love my name for its uniqueness and sound. Many people comment on my name, however, a few ignorant individuals like to intentionally relate it to "urine".
-- yuri  9/8/2007
Oh my god, man I feel your pain Yuri, my name is also Yuri and I despise it when people try to say such ignorant things about the name like "urine". I mean really how does the name remotely relate to that? And also "Uranus" now truly I don't understand that one. But personally I love my name and if I could pick my name before I've been born I'd keep it Yuri. But personally I like this name because it's just weird and I like weird.
-- Yuri_G  9/27/2009
I don't like this as a name because of it being a Japanese jargon term to refer to lesbian relationship pairings. I'd be embarassed if this was my name.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2014

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