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, Jurgen, Jurek, Jorge, Georg, Xurxo.

A famous bearer is Yuri Gagarin.

He was a Russian pilot and cosmonaut, the first human who traveled into space in 1961.