Yuri is a Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian male name, the Slavic form of Georgemeaning “farmer, earthworker” made up of Ancient Greek elements ge (earth) which seems to derive from an unknown origin, likely pre-Greek in origin; and ergon (work), which ultimatelydesires from a PIE root word. Interestingly enough, I’ve found that Yuri is a somewhat popular male name in Brazil which I’m assuming comes from the Slavic name.
Yuri is also a Japanese female name. It means “lily” written with the kanji 百合 but has other meanings depending on the kanji used:
由 “cause, reason”
有 “exist; have; possess”
祐 “divine help”
理 “reason, logic”
利 “profit, benefit”
There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s ゆり and in katakana it’s ユリ.
Yuri is also a Korean female name (also spelled Yu-ri and Yoo-ri) written in hangul as 유리 and has different meanings depending on the hanja used such as:
(俞) “to approve”
(幼) “childish; immature; young”
(利) “benefit, advantage”
Yuri also means “glass” written with the hanja 琉璃. There are likely other meanings depending on the hanja used
Origin: unknown; Proto-Indo-European; Japanese; Korean
Meaning: Russian and Ukrainian male name “farmer, earth-worker”; also a Japanese and Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji and hanja used
Usage: Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean
Yuriko (Japanese)- with the ko suffix meaning “child”
Marie is the Czech and French form of Maria, the Latin and Ancient Greek form of Hebrew Miriam, a name of uncertain origin though several meanings have been ascribed to it such as “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness”, “obstinacy” or “wished for child” from a Hebrew root word. It’s also possible that it might have originated from an Egyptian name either meaning “beloved” from myr or “love” via mr.
Marie is also a Japanese female name (which I believe is pronounced mah-ree-ee, with three syllables) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as:
ma 真 “truth, reality”
ma 万 “ten thousand”
ma 麻 “hemp, flax”
ri 理 “reason, logic”
ri 里 “village”
e 恵 “blessing, grace, favor”
e 江 “creek, inlet, bay”
e 絵 “picture, drawing, painting”
There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s まりえ.
Origin: uncertain; Japanese
Meaning: uncertain though various meanings attributed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness”, “obstinacy”, “wished for child”, “beloved” or “love; as a Japanese female name has a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used
Usage: French, Czech, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English