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PronunciationRussian: [ˈjʉrʲɪj], Ukrainian pronunciation: [ˈjur⁽ʲ⁾ij]
Language(s) Slavic
Other names
Alternative spellingYuri, Youri, Yuriy, Yurij, Iurii, Iouri, Juri
Variant form(s)Georgy, Yegor

Yury, Yuri, Youri, Yurii, Yuriy, Yurij, Iurii or Iouri is the Slavic (Ukrainian: Юрій, romanizedJurij, or Russian: Юрий, romanizedJurij, or Bulgarian: Юрий, romanizedJurij, or Belarusian: Юры, romanizedJury) form of the masculine given name George; it is derived directly from the Greek form Georgios and related to Polish Jerzy, Brazilian Iury, Spanish and Portuguese Jorge, Dutch Joeri and Czech Jiří.

The Slavic form of the name originates with Yuriy Dolgorukiy, Grand Prince of Kiev (c. 1099–1157), in early accounts recorded as Gyurgi, Dyurgi. Yaroslav the Wise, great-grandfather of Yuriy Dolgorukiy, was the first Ruthenian ruler whose patron saint was Saint George. The saint is now depicted on the coat of arms of Moscow.

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