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Yee

Last Name
21k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yee mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yee

User Submitted Origins

Chinese
77%
Ndebele
8%
Australian
8%
English
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from the United States and New Zealand agree the name Yee means "Countryside" and is of Chinese origin.
  2. According to a user from Kentucky, U.S., the name Yee is of Ndebele origin and means "Yes".
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Wiktionary

yee was also found in the following language(s): Luganda and Navajo

Notable Persons Named Yee

Notable Persons Named Yee

Victor Wong

Victor Wong was an actor. His career lasted from 1984 to 1984. Victor was given the name Yee Keung Victor Wong on July 30th, 1927 in San Francisco. He left this life on September 12th, 2001.

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Yee Jee Tso

Yee Jee Tso is an actor. Yee was born on March 10th, 1975.

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Ming Bridges

Ming Bridges is a musician. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Ming was given the name Yee Ming Bridges on November 5th, 1992 in Australia.

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Yee Man Lee

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Yee Khan Tan

He was most prominent from 1961 to 1969. Yee was given the name 陈贻权 in 1940.

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Yee Hing Lai

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yee

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yee

Pang Sang, Amos Yee

Pang was given the name Amos Yee Pang Sang on October 31st, 1998. Pang is also known as 余澎杉.

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Angela Yee

Angela was born Angela Yee on January 3rd, 1976 in Brooklyn.

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Leland Yee

Leland Yee is a politician. Leland was born on November 20th, 1948 in Taishan.

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Alvin Tan

Alvin Tan is a blog, pornographic film, pornographic film actor, blogger, and pornographic film director. Alvin was given the name Alvin Tan Jye Yee in Malaysia.

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Bonnie Loo Mee Yee

Bonnie Loo Mee Yee is a mandopop author. Bonnie was born on July 12th, 1994 in Ipoh.

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Derek Yee

Derek Yee is an artist.

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  • Betty Yee
    Member of the California State Board of Equalization
  • Lo Kwan Yee
    Soccer Player
  • Kimberly Yee
  • Noel Toy
    Striptease
  • Shunee Yee
    Shunee Yee
  • Jennifer Yee

Common last names for Yee

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Fong
  • Chan
  • Chin
  • Ng
  • Tom
  • Sing
  • Wing
  • Ho
  • Chong

Common first names for Yee

  • Wing
  • Frank
  • Henry
  • William
  • George
  • Kim
  • Gim
  • Kam
  • Harry
  • Wong
  • James
  • Hong
  • Lee
  • Bing

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yee U.S.
  White 5.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 83.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yee

People with the last name Yee are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Yee

  • What name lists does Yee rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Yee? Yee is the 17,179th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yee was the 1,740th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 482 babies born with the first name Yee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yee to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yee is Friday, June 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Yee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yee was in 1989 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Yee Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yee is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Yee: The name spelled backwards is Eey. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,591 people with the last name Yee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Yee as their last name.
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