York name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of York

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name York is of English origin and means "Is a shortened version of the English word 'Yorkshire'".
  2. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name York means "City in england".
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  1. The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose

Back-formation from yorker.

Notable Persons Named York

Notable Persons Named York

York Hall


York is a chillout, trance, house, downtempo, chill-out music, trance music, and house music electronic musician, composer, record producer, guitarist, remixer, electronic music, and remix. They plays Guitar, Piano, and Synthesizer. They have been prominent since 1997. York was given the name Torsten Michael Stenzel and Jörg Stenzel .

York Chow Yat-Ngok

York Chow Yat-Ngok is a Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Chairman of theEqual Opportunities Commission, Secretary for Food, Health, Secretary for Health, Welfare, and Food.

York Holler

York was born on January 11th, 1944.

York Larese

York Larese is a basketball player for the Trenton Colonials, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, Allentown Jets, Scranton Miners, and Hartford Capitols. His career lasted from 1961 to 1969. York was born on July 18th, 1938 in New York City.

York Wilson

York Wilson was a in the fields of painter, muralist, and mural. York was given the name Ronald York Wilson on December 6th, 1907 in Toronto. He left this life on February 10th, 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name York

Notable Persons With the Last Name York

Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York was royalty. Her career lasted from 1486 to 1503. Elizabeth was born as the child of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville on February 11th, 1466 in Westminster Palace, London, England. She died on February 11th, 1503.

Dick York

Dick York was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1984. Dick was given the name Richard Allen York on September 4th, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He passed away on February 20th, 1992.

Margaret of York

Margaret of York was royalty. She was most prominent from 1468 to 1477. Margaret was born as the child of Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Cecily Neville, and Duchess of York on May 3rd, 1446 in Fotheringhay Castle. She left this life on November 23rd, 1503.

Michael York

Michael York is an actor. He was most active from 1946 to 1946. Michael was given the name Michael Hugh Johnson on March 27th, 1942 in Fulmer.

Jed York

Cecily of York

Cecily of York was royalty. She holds the title Viscountess Welles. Cecily was born as the child of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville on March 20th, 1469 in Palace of Westminster. She breathed her last breath on August 24th, 1507.

  • Susannah York
  • Taylor York
  • Saint Alcuin of York
  • Alvin C. York
    Military Person
  • Elizabeth of York
  • Anne of York
  • Catherine of York
  • Mary of York
  • Bridget of York
  • Kathleen York
  • Edmund of York
  • Christian York
  • Jeff York
  • Pete York

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity York U.S.
  White 85.81% 64.26%
  African American 8.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name York

People with the last name York are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name York

  • What name lists does York rank for?
  • How Popular is the name York? York is the 11,543rd most popular name of all time. As a last name York was the 642nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name York have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 912 babies born with the first name York in the United States. That's more than enough people named York to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named York? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was York first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name York is Saturday, January 30th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named York born? The highest recorded use of the first name York was in 1971 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random York Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name York is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Utah have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name York: The name spelled backwards is Kroy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrko. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name York? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 53,059 people with the last name York.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of York? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have York as their last name.
  • York name meaning

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