Meaning and Origin of: Zuri

Zuri meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Swahili: Beautiful; Good; Nice

What Does Zuri Mean and Stand For? 

The name Zuri is a Swahili name meaning "beautiful." It is a gender-neutral name, but is particularly popular for girls. 

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What Does the Name Zuri Mean? 

Zuri is a gender-neutral name of Swahili origin, meaning "beautiful." This name has also been translated to mean "good" and "nice." Zuri has only recently gained popularity in the United States, and is particularly popular as a girls name. 

How Popular is the Name Zuri? 

Zuri is the #207 most popular name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been gaining popularity since first appearing on the charts in 2010 at #982. 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Zuri was at its peak popularity in July 2019. 

Popularity of the Name Zuri in the United States

Zuri was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Vermont
  • Montana
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia 
  • Maryland 

Famous People Named Zuri and Zuri in Pop Culture 

Famous people named Zuri include TV personality Zuri Hall, and model Zuri Tibby. 

Lebron James and his wife Savannah named their daughter Zhuri, a variation of the name Zuri. 

Zuri Ross is the name of a character on the Disney TV show Jessie

Variations and Nicknames for Zuri 

  • Suri 
  • Zhuri 
  • Zi

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