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Yu

Last Name
52k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yu

User Submitted Origins

Chinese
64%
Japanese
36%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Yu means "Precious Jade".
  2. A submission from Singapore says the name Yu means "Jade".
  3. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Yu means "Superior".
  4. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Yu is of Chinese origin and means "All of creation".
  5. According to a user from India, the name Yu means "Universe".
  6. A user from India says the name Yu means "Wandering child of the gods".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Yu
Jade.

Etymology: Chin

Wiktionary

From Chinese [Term?].

  1. (archaeology, countable) An ancient Chinese wine-bucket, often having a decorative cover.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) Nephrite or jadeite.

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From Russian ю (ju).

    yu was also found in the following language(s): Ama, Bargam, Bislama, Duna, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, Kamula, Malalamai, Malay, Mandarin, Mapudungun, Middle English, Miskito, Nigerian Pidgin, Okinawan, Papiamentu, Pijin, Sranan Tongo, Swahili, Tok Pisin, Torres Strait Creole, Unami, Waskia, and Zarma

    Notable Persons Named Yu

    Notable Persons Named Yu

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Yu was born on August 16th, 1986 in Habikino, Osaka, Japan.

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    Yu Suzuki

    Yu Suzuki is a game producer, designer, director, programmer, engineer, video game producer, game design, and game programmer. Yu was born on June 10th, 1958 in Kamaishi, Iwate.

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    Yu Nan

    She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Yu was born on September 5th, 1978 in Dalian.

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    Yū Kobayashi

    Yū Kobayashi is a voice acting and voice actress. They have been prominent since 2003. Yū was born on February 5th, 1982 in Tokyo.

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    Yu Tsai

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    Yu Rongguang

    He was most prominent from 1982 to 1982. Yu was born on August 30th, 1958 in Beijing.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Yu

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Yu

    Xiang Yu

    Xiang Yu is royalty. He holds the title Hegemon-King of Western Chu. He was most active from 206 to present.

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    Harlem Yu

    Harlem Yu is a mandopop and hip hop music singing, songwriter, rapping, and presenter. He was most prominent from 1986 to 1986. Harlem was born on July 28th, 1961 in Taipei.

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    Kelvin Yu

    He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Kelvin was born in 1979.

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    Xing Yu

    Xing Yu is an artist.

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    Gideon Yu

    Gideon Yu is a president & co-owner of the san francisco 49ers, san francisco 49ers, and president & co-owner of thesan francisco 49ers. Gideon was born on May 14th, 1971 in Seoul.

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    Zhang Yu

    Zhang Yu is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1977. Zhang was born on October 19th, 1957 in Shanghai.

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    • Xia Yu
      Artist
    • Derek Yu
      Game Designer
    • Charles Yu
    • Verbal
      Rapping
    • Han Yu
      Royalty
    • Corrinne Yu
      Programmer
    • Xiaoyu Yu
    • Consort Yu
    • Leinil Francis Yu
      Comics Creator
    • Ha Yu
    • Su Yu
      Office Holder
    • Cao Yu
      Playwright
    • Gene Yu
    • Gao Yu
      Journalist

    Common last names for Yu

    • Chen
    • Lee
    • Wong
    • Chan
    • Huang
    • Chang
    • Wang
    • Wu
    • Ng
    • Cheng
    • Fong

    Common first names for Yu

    • C
    • Chung
    • Sun
    • Mei
    • Young
    • Chong

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Yu U.S.
      White 1.46% 64.26%
      African American 0.12% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.10% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.02% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.69% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Yu

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Yu

  1. What name lists does Yu rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Yu? Yu is the 12,841st most popular name of all time. As a last name Yu was the 658th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Yu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 771 babies born with the first name Yu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yu to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Yu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  5. When was Yu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yu is Wednesday, July 14th, 1880.
  6. What year had the most people named Yu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yu was in 2007 with a total of 23 babies.
  7. Random Yu Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yu is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name in 2002.
  8. Weird things about the name Yu: The name spelled backwards is Uy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Uy. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Yu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,035 people with the last name Yu.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yu? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Yu as their last name.
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