Girl Baby Name

Zuri

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Quick Facts on Zuri

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 526
Pronunciation:
ZUR-ee
Simple meaning:
Beautiful

Characteristics of Zuri

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Zuri

Zuri is a name used among African-Americans as a way of celebrating their heritage; Zuri is the Swahili name for “beautiful”. After consulting a Swahili dictionary, we also came upon other following definitions: good, nice, pretty, lovely, cute and attractive. We think “beautiful” pretty much sums up the essence of this exotic name. Many African-American parents have rediscovered several exquisite names from the Swahili language including, but not limited to, Taraji (hope), Imani (faith), Amani (peace), Zaria (flower) and Sanaa (art). But perhaps Zuri is the most “beautiful” of these name choices. Just as Irish-Americans might be drawn to Celtic names or Jewish-Americans to Hebrew names, African-Americans find comforting traditions and inspiration from their own ancestors, as well.

Popularity of the Name Zuri

Zuri is very new to the U.S. female naming charts, first appearing in 2010. This unusual and uncommon name has had barely enough time under her belt to demonstrate any significant staying power, but we will say this: who doesn’t consider their baby girl the most “beautiful” creature on earth? Zuri has the added benefit of being original just by virtue of starting with a “Z” (there are so few of them on the charts). Zuri is also reminiscent of Suri – a name we see in the news a lot thanks to the high-profile nature of her parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (Suri is a rare diminutive of the Hebrew name Sarah and means “princess”). The name Zuri, too, has been brought into American households through a Disney Channel character named Zuri Ross on “JESSIE” – a darling little girl adopted by the Ross family from the Swahili-speaking country of Uganda, Africa.
Popularity of the Girl Name Zuri
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zuri

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Zuri

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zuri

    Zuri We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Zuri.

  • Popular Songs on Zuri

    Popular Songs on Zuri

    Zuri - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Zuri.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Zuri

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Zuri

    Zuri and Friends Conquer the Mountain (Tika Bernadette) - Three friends embark on a quest to get to a new playground on the other side of a large hill. They are confronted with a number of perils before finally reaching their goal. This is an adventure story that delivers excitement, as well as teaches children about setting goals, teamwork, determination, strategy, facing fear and victory. Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Zuri

    Famous People Named Zuri

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  • Children of Famous People Named Zuri

    Children of Famous People Named Zuri

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  • Historic Figures

    Zuri - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Zuri - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Zuri.

Personality of the Girl Name Zuri

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Zuri

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