Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name 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.

All About the Baby 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.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL 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.

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

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Zuri

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ZURI

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ON ZURI

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Famous People

NAMED ZURI

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Children of Famous People

NAMED ZURI

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ZURI

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