There are multiple origins and translations for the name Yuri:
1. Comes from the Slavic word (Cyrillic юркий [yurky]) means - "nimble, brisk".
2. East Slavic (Russian Юрий) form of the ancient Greek name George interpretation - "plowman; earth-worker; farmer".
3. Derivative form of the Hebrew name Uri and translates as - "light, luminary".
Yuri Gagarin the first human in space.
May also refer to Yuri (feminine name ).