Juri is more commonly used as a baby girl's name but can also be used as a boy's name. The name has multiple origins, like Slavic and Arabic. The meaning of Juri is "the rose of Damascus". Another potential Slavic origin states its meaning as a 'farmer" or "earth-worker". It is derived from ancient Greek words "gê/γῆ" which means earth/soil, and "érgon/ἔργον" which means work. Yuri is the Estonian/Russian variation of the name George. Yuri and Jouri are the variations in spelling for this name. This name is mainly used in Estonian, Russian, and Slavic languages. The girl's name Juri is a combination of the Japanese "ju" meaning "wood", "tree," "congratulations", "longevity," and "ri," meaning "reason", "logic", "pear," or "village". Juri Gagarin (1934 - 1968) was a famous man with this name. He went down in history as the first man in the world to be in space. Juri was the only human aboard the "Wostock 1" and circled the earth from space in 106 minutes.