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Khoury (occasionally Khouri, Khoure , Kure ,Kury , Cure, Coury or Cury/Curi; Arabic: خوري) is an Arabic surname that is unique to Arab Christians. The term Khoury means "priest" in Arabic. It is popular in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Jordan. It is often given as a last name to a new priest or minister, replacing the old one. For example, a name would change from "Joe Smith" to "Joe S. Khoury". It is common for a family to keep the Khoury surname for generations past the life of the priest. Catholic and Orthodox clergy (particularly Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic and Maronite Catholic) they are as kury , Cure ,Kure, Kuri, Cury in south america .are the largest numbers of people with this name; all three Rites having a married priesthood according to Catholic and Orthodox norms. There are variants including al-Khoury, El Khoury , El-Khoury, Elcure and eljure . Khoury is uncommon as a given name. Notable individuals with the surname Khoury or its variants include: