Yui (pr. yoo-ee)  is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. It could mean 唯 “only, sole, alone”; 由 “cause, reason; 維 “to tie, fasten up, to link, connect”;結 “to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish”; 唯衣 “only, sole, alone + clothing”; 由衣 “cause, reason + clothing”; 結衣 “to tie, fasten, to end, conclude, finish + clothing”; as well as other meanings.

Yui is also a surname with the meanings of 由井 “cause, reason + well”; 油井 “oil + well”; and 由比 “cause, reason + compare, match, equal”.

Origin: Japanese



Yutaka is a Japanese male name meaning “abundant, plentiful, rich” from Japanese 豊, though it has other meanings depending on the kanji used such as: “prosperous, rich” (); “excellent, outstanding, kind, tenderness” (優); “fertile, lush, abundant” ()“warm” (温); “male, excellent + tall, high, flying” (雄高); “tolerant” (); and other meanings depending on the kanji.

Origin: Japanese



Yonah is the Hebrew form of Jonah meaning “dove” in Hebrew.

Origin: Hebrew


  • Jonah (English)
  • Jonas (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch)
  • Yunus (Arabic, Turkish)
  • Ionas (Biblical Greek & Latin)
  • Iona (Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin)
  • Jonáš (Czech, Slovak)
  • Joona (Finnish)
  • Joonas (Finnish)
  • Jónas (Icelandic)



Yuri is a variant trancription of Yuriy, the Russian and Ukrainian form of George, the English form of Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” from ge (earth) and ergon (work).

Yuri is also a Japanese female name meaning “lily” though there could be other meanings depending on the kanji used, as well as also being a Korean female name with various meanings depending on the hanja used. According to Wikipedia, there are 62 hanja that can be used with the reading “yu” and 26 hanja for “ri” so that is a lot of meanings. One meaning is “glass” though it comes froma  Korean word known as hangeul, which is based on the Korean language rather than hanja, which uses Chinese characters.

Origin: Greek, Japanese, Korean

Female variants:

  • Yu-ri (Korean)
  • Yoo-ri (Korean)
  • You-ri (Korean)


Male forms:

  • Yuriy (Russian, Ukrainian)


Yuri (Hangeul) 유리 “glass”