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Origin & Meaning

The name Zuri is of African Swahili origin.

The meaning of Zuri is "beautiful".  

It is also of Basque origin, where its meaning is "white".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 475  in baby name popularity for girls with 660 occurrences.  It ranked 6997 in popular baby names for boys with 12 occurrences. 

View the Zuri Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Zuri has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Zuri to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Zuri include Zuine.

The names Zurina, Zurine are all forms of Zuri.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Zuri in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Zuri.

Just for fun, see the name Zuri in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Zuri in Nautical Flags page.

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African names encompass a variety of cultures, religions and languages.

Most people in North Africa are of the Muslim faith and therefore tend to use Muslim, Arabic names when naming their children. Central and South Africa maintain the influence of Western culture and frequently use European names when naming their children.

Traditional African names often reflect the order, time, or season of the child's birth. For example born on a given day or at a certain time, first born or second born. The name may also represent circumstances, for example, born while father was away. It is also common for given names to be vocabulary words from the local language.