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.