Of Greek origin.
Russian and Ukrainian form of the name George.
From the Greek name “Γεώργιος”, deriving from the Greek word “γεωργός”, meaning farmer.
Other forms of the name are: Yuriy, Yury, Jure, Jyri, Jörg, Yorgos, Jurek, Jorge, Georg, Xurxo.
Famous bearer is Yuri Gagarin.
He was a Russian pilot and cosmonaut, the first human who travelled into space in 1961.