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James Patterson names a character Yuki in his Women's Murder Club series.
I_Want_Kids  4/9/2019
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Yuki-onna is the name of a ghost from Japan that's of a woman who died in the snow.
Neonink227  12/8/2018
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Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2018
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Yukio – it can only be a man's name?
Freybjorn  1/25/2018
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This is my name, and I love it! It means snow.
Snowgurl  11/6/2017
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There is an anime I was watching called "Vampire Knight" and there is a little girl that just got adopted and her dad named her Yuki. He said that it meant beautiful princess. But even if that's not what it means it's still a pretty name.
Laurali lee  3/26/2017
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Yuki Yoshimura was part of the Japanese men's artistic gymnastics team that won the silver medal in the team event at the 2006 Asian Games.
lilolaf  3/17/2017
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Yuki Yoshimura is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays outfielder for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
lilolaf  3/17/2017
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Yuki Kuniyoshi is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.
lilolaf  3/15/2017
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Yuki Koyama is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
lilolaf  3/10/2017
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Yuki Ota is a Japanese foil fencer, gold medalist at the 2006 Asian Games, silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics, team silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and individual gold medalist at the 2015 World Fencing Championships.
lilolaf  2/20/2017
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Yuki Uchida is a Japanese actress, and a popular 1990s idol, model and singer.
lilolaf  2/14/2017
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Yuki Abe is a Japanese footballer who plays for the Japanese national team and Urawa Red Diamonds as a midfielder.
lilolaf  2/14/2017
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Yuki Onodera is a Japanese photographer. She graduated from the Kuwazawa Design School in Tokyo. Now she lives in France.
cutenose  2/9/2017
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Yuki Kakita is a Japanese footballer who plays for Kashima Antlers.
cutenose  1/27/2017
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Yuki Matsuoka is a Japanese voice actress from the Hirano-ku ward of Osaka. She graduated from Otemae Women's University in Nishinomiya. She is affiliated with Production Baobab.
cutenose  1/3/2017
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Yuki is the name of a main character from the anime series, "Space Battleship Yamato." In this series her full name is Yuki Mori. She is also featured in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and the live action movie where Yuki is portrayed as a fighter pilot.
dcp2798  11/4/2016
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Yuki Kashiwagi, is a member of the Japanese idol girl groups AKB48, NGT48 and a former member of NMB48. She auditioned for AKB48 on December 3, 2006, and is now a member of AKB48's Team B and NGT48's Team NIII.
cutenose  5/25/2016
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The main character of the anime/manga series Gakkou Gurashi is named Yuki Takeya.
OceanSoul  11/21/2015
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There was also Yukio from Blue Exorcist/ Ao no Exorcist and Yuuki from Future Diary/ Mirai Nikki although they don't spell their names exactly as Yuki.
Kristen_aa  5/10/2015
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Yuki for boys didn't make to the top 1000 in 2014 but for the girls, the most popular kanji used for Yuki is 由紀 which is in 255th place, followed by 有紀 (400th), 有希 (404th), 友紀 (475th), 優希 (536th), 由貴 (787th) and 雪 (958th).
Yuki, using the phonetic characters (ゆき) is in 974th place.

Yuki for girls has fallen in popularity (except the one with 雪) in recent years.

Popularity sources: http://5go.biz/sei/cgi/ninki2.htm & http://www.namaejiten.com/h01/girl01.html.
m4yb3_daijirou  1/16/2015
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This name means "snow", but can also mean "lucky".
Mocha444  12/26/2011
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It means kind, gentle, princess, I know because it's my name.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2011
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This is an equally pretty name for both boys and girls, although I could never use it, because I am American, and people would just think I am a thoughtless otaku.
I always think of Yuki Sohma from Furuba, who was nicknamed "Yun-Yun" (which I love) by his friend, Nabe-chan.
DaphneSusan  11/7/2010
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Yuki Nagato is the bibliophile alien sent to observe Haruhi from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. As xxxmidori pointed out there is a song called Yuki, Muon, Madobe Shite which is her character song.
egyptianpanda  7/23/2010
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Here in the UK, one of the doctors in the medical show "Casualty" is called Yuki Reid, I believe he's Anglo-Japanese. :) x.
iamtherarariot  5/24/2010
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Yuki is the pretty white cat in the anime movie, The Cat Returns.
This is my sisters name, but it gets mispronounced a lot in the UK.
ListenToAsuka  5/3/2010
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Aww how sweet. This is a cute and sweet name! It sounds like a name that belongs to a sweet, loving young girl who is bouncy, friendly and bubbly.
_0TophasNails_1  12/11/2008
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I am amazed no one wrote this down, Cross Yuuki (Proper Japanese) is a protaganist from the popular manga series Vampire Knight!
SebastianCharlie4evr  11/23/2008
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That is because Japanese word "Yuki" (雪、 snow) has nothing to do with "yuuki" (勇気、 courage). ;) As for names, of course, there can be various meanings depending on the kanjis used.
Varjotar  3/14/2009
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In Gravitation (shounen-ai/boy love/yaoi manga), one of the main protagonists is Eiri Yuki, a romance novelist.

In Fruits Basket (shoujo manga), one of the main protagonists is Yuki Sohma, who is the rat in the Zodiac and is soft-spoken and gentle. (Also a boy.)

Yuki, Muon, Madobe Nite is a theme song for the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Yuki is a very common Japanese name and can be used for a boy or a girl. It means "snow".
xxmidori  9/11/2008
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Yukie Nakama, famous actress from Ringu 0: Bâsudei.
Emilie007  8/27/2008
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There is a character named "Takayuki" in the popular young adult's novel "Generation dead. (Takayuki is one of the many male forms of Yuki.)
Junidoe-Josephine  7/9/2008
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At first, I thought that Yuki was a boy's name because of Yuki from Fruits Basket (he was the first person, real or fictional, that I knew as having the name). I think Yuki is a cute name for both genders, though probably a child with the name Yuki ought to be a girl, because apparently it's really a girl's name. If I were going to name something Yuki, it would probably be a character in a story or a pet (probably a rat, because of Yuki from Fruits Basket).
Pippin  6/26/2008
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Pronounced YOO-kee.
ekatz7  5/24/2008
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More meanings here: http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x239/Oyanagi_Nuiko/Yuki.jpg

Please note that the link is not my work. Some of the kanji combinations are rare.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2007
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Yukinojo Toyama is the name of one of the main characters in the popular manga/anime Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Wallflower).
seishou  3/23/2007
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Also, this is the name of famous female Japanese songwriter Yuki Kajiura, who has composed for anime such as Hack, Tsubasa Chronicle, My-HiMe and Noir. She is also credited for game soundtracks Blood: The Last Vampire and Xenosaga.
seishou  3/23/2007
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Yuki Sohma is of Fruits Basket! He's sweet, has self-esteem problems, and is known as 'Prince Yukie' to the Prince Yuki fan club.
stormy_lovegood  2/18/2007
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Eiri Yuki (or Yuki Eiri if you want it the proper Japanese way) is a main character in the manga and anime Gravitation. He's a romance novelist with a rock-star boyfriend (and, despite this description, not effeminate).
Marauder  11/9/2006
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There was a character in the Everworld series by K. A. Applegate named Miyuki, a Japanese girl that Jalil was fond of. According that book, Miyuki means "deep snow".
nouvellehelene  7/7/2006
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Yuki was the bass player from the Jrock band Malice Mizer.
imapinkbutterfly  7/4/2006
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Yuki alone and with two characters can be a guy's name as well. Yuki written with the characters for "gentle, best" and "hope" is on the Top 100 for boys and also quite common for girls. [noted -ed]
frozen_frogurt  5/2/2006
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Used alone for a girl's name or as part of either a boy's name or a girl's name (boys who are just Yuki are actually Yuuki if it's not short for something).

For boys, they use just one kanji to make up the "yuki" portion of their names (if they have yuki in their names). For girls, it can be one or 2.

"yuki":
-happiness/luck
-snow
-this
-go

"yu":
-freedom
-together/friend (this character is usually pronounced "tomo" though)
-bear (produce... as in "bear fruit")
-kind/smart
-play

"ki"
-joy
-honour/respect/worship
-writings
-turtle (rare in names these days)

Girls' names with "yuki":
Yuki
Yukie
Yukiko
Yukino
Yukimi
Yukiyo
Miyuki (another pronunciation for the character for happiness/good luck)

Boys' names with "yuki":
Kazuyuki
Katsuyuki
Kuniyuki
Shigeyuki
Takayuki
Tomoyuki
Toshiyuki
Nobuyuki
Noriyuki
Hideyuki
Hiroyuki
Masayuki
Matsuyuki (had a student with this name... using kanji for pine-snow)
Motoyuki
Yukio
Yukihiro
Yukimasa
Yoshiyuki
abbasdaughter  12/27/2005
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Yuki is also the name of a character in the popular Shoujou Anime and Manga, Fruits Basket, aka Furuba.
Inu-chan  9/8/2005
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Yuki is usually a nickname of the real name Yukitro, but sometimes Yuki can be used as a real name.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2005
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If anyone reading here likes the Japanese form of comics (manga and anime), then you probably already know that the name has been used for a series called 'Fruits Basket', and is the nickname for 'Yukito' in Cardcaptor Sakura. Personally I think it's a lovely name!
sakurachan  1/24/2005
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This is a female name, if it's used alone.
ytanaka  1/5/2005

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