Pronounced Pron. YOO-ryee(Russian)
Meaning & History
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of GEORGE. This name was borne by Yuriy Dolgorukiy, a 12th-century Grand Prince of Kiev. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was another famous bearer of this name.