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Yury

This article is about the name Yuri. For other uses, see Yuri (disambiguation).
Yuri
Grand Prince of Kiev
Gender masculine
Language(s) East Slavic
Origin
Word/Name Georgios
Other names
Alternative spelling Yuri, Yuriy, Yurij, Iurii, Juri, Jüri
Variant form(s) Georgy, Yegor

Yury, Yuri, or Yuriy is the East Slavic (Russian: Юрий or Ukrainian: Юрій) form of the masculine given name George; it is derived directly from the Greek form Georgios and related to Polish Jerzy and Czech/Slovak Jiří.

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

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