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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ya

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Ya

Reduced form of you. Compare Dutch je, reduced/unstressed form of jij (“you”).

Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah.

Variation of hyah.

From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa, (“yea, yes”). More at yea.

From Russian я (ja).

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic alphabet: Я, я.

    ya was also found in the following language(s): Abui, Breton, Chamorro, Eastern Cham, Ido, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Volapük, Warao, and Zulu

    Notable Persons Named Ya

    Ya Kid K is a musician. Ya was given the name Manuela Barbara Kamosi Moaso Djogi on January 26th, 1972 in Kinshasa.


    Ya Boy YB The Rockstar is a hip hop music and west coast hip hop rapping. He was most active from 2002 to present. Ya was given the name William Joseph Crawford on January 28th, 1980. Ya is also known as Rich Rocka and Ya Boy.


    She was most active from 2007 to present. Ya was born on May 18th, 1987 in Singapore. Ya is also known as Xu Yahui.


    Ya Chang is an actor, comedian, and recording artist. Ya was born in Gunma Prefecture. Ya is also known as Yasuaki Yamaguchi.


    Ya Suy is a musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Ya was born Ya Suy on January 7th, 1987 in Lâm Đồng Province.


    He died in 835.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ya

    Asase Ya is a goddess of the ashanti people ethnic group and goddess. They hold the title Earth Goddess.


    Li Ya is a gymnast. Li was born on June 13th, 1988 in Bengbu.


    Si Ya is a mandopop dance, presenter, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Si was born on January 3rd, 1993 in Zhongli District.


    Ou Ya is a soccer player for the Hebei China Fortune F.C., Tianjin Teda F.C., Anhui Jiufang F.C., and Shenyang Zhongze F.C. Ou was born on February 14th, 1986 in Baoding, Hebei, China.


    Sonia was born on June 19th, 1993 in Kuala Lumpur.


    Lydia was born Lydia Cheah Li Ya on September 8th, 1989 in Kuala Lumpur.


    Where is the name Ya popular?

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    Popularity of Ya as a last name

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    Common last names for Ya

    • Yang
    • Xiong

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ya U.S.
      White 3.50% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 87.83% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.33% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.33% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ya

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Ya

    • How Popular is the name Ya? Ya is the 51,003rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ya was the 37,180th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39 babies born with the first name Ya in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ya is Tuesday, March 17th, 1891.
    • What year had the most people named Ya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ya was in 2001 with a total of 9 babies.
    • Random Ya Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ya is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
    • Weird things about the name Ya: Your name in reverse order is Ay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ya. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 600 people with the last name Ya.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ya as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.