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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A university in Connecticut
  2. English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
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  1. A university in the eastern United States.
  2. A romanisation scheme originating from Yale University.
    1. A romanisation scheme designed for Mandarin.
    2. A romanisation scheme designed for Cantonese.
    3. A romanisation scheme designed for Japanese.
    4. A romanisation scheme designed for Korean.

Notable Persons Named Yale

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Yale was born on December 3rd, 1956.

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Yale was born on July 26th, 1933. He died on May 6th, 2012.

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Yale Lary is a football player. Yale was born on November 24th, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Yale was born on August 29th, 1929.

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Yale Gracey was an animator, walt disney imagineering, and imagineer. He was most prominent from 1939 to 1975. Yale was born Yale Gracey on September 3rd, 1910 in Shanghai. He breathed his last breath on September 5th, 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yale

Elihu Yale was a President of Fort St George. His career lasted from 1684 to 1685. Elihu was born on April 5th, 1649 in Boston. He breathed his last breath on July 8th, 1721.

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Brian Yale is a rock music musician. He plays Bass guitar and Gibson Thunderbird. Brian was given the name Brian Joseph Yale on November 14th, 1968 in United States.

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Jr. Linus Yale was an inventor, mechanical engineer, businessman, and mechanical engineering. Jr. was born as the child of Linus Yale and Sr. on April 4th, 1821 in Salisbury, New York, United States. They left this life on December 25th, 1868.

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Kim Yale is a comics creator.

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Linus was born on April 27th, 1797 in Middletown, Connecticut. They died on August 8th, 1858.

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William Hall Yale was a Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 2nd district, Member of the Minnesota State Senate from the 15th district, Member of the Minnesota State Senate from the 8th district, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Member of the Minnesota Stat. William was born on November 12th, 1831 in New Haven, Connecticut. He breathed his last breath on January 25th, 1917.

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How popular is the baby name Yale in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 6 0 6
1912 10 0 10
1913 15 0 15
1914 20 0 20
1915 16 0 16
1916 28 0 28
1917 23 0 23
1918 18 0 18
1919 13 0 13
1920 19 0 19
1921 27 0 27
1922 22 0 22
1923 26 0 26
1924 15 0 15
1925 15 0 15
1926 19 0 19
1927 23 0 23
1928 22 0 22
1929 29 0 29
1930 20 0 20
1931 15 0 15
1932 15 0 15
1933 10 0 10
1934 10 0 10
1935 15 0 15
1936 16 0 16
1937 9 0 9
1938 11 0 11
1939 17 0 17
1940 15 0 15
1941 16 0 16
1942 20 0 20
1943 17 0 17
1944 10 0 10
1945 16 0 16
1946 9 0 9
1947 9 0 9
1948 18 0 18
1949 10 0 10
1950 11 0 11
1951 23 0 23
1952 19 0 19
1953 12 0 12
1954 10 0 10
1955 11 0 11
1956 11 0 11
1957 12 0 12
1958 9 0 9
1959 11 0 11
1960 16 0 16
1961 15 0 15
1962 22 0 22
1963 15 0 15
1964 15 0 15
1965 12 0 12
1966 18 0 18
1967 17 0 17
1968 14 0 14
1969 20 0 20
1970 18 0 18
1971 12 0 12
1972 11 0 11
1973 11 0 11
1974 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1977 5 0 5
1978 7 0 7
1979 12 0 12
1980 9 0 9
1981 13 0 13
1982 16 0 16
1983 17 0 17
1984 8 0 8
1985 8 0 8
1986 5 0 5
1987 11 0 11
1988 11 0 11
1989 17 0 17
1990 11 0 11
1991 17 0 17
1992 13 0 13
1993 22 0 22
1994 6 0 6
1995 14 0 14
1996 13 0 13
1997 11 0 11
1998 7 0 7
1999 6 0 6
2000 11 0 11
2001 6 0 6
2002 6 0 6
2003 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2005 9 0 9
2006 5 0 5
2007 13 0 13
2008 7 0 7
2009 8 0 8
2010 6 0 6
2012 9 0 9
2013 7 0 7
2014 6 0 6
2015 10 0 10
2016 5 0 5
2017 7 0 7

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Popularity of Yale as a last name

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Common last names for Yale

  • Miller
  • Smith
  • Goldberg

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yale U.S.
  White 92.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yale

People with the last name Yale are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yale

  • How Popular is the name Yale? Yale is the 8,520th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yale was the 12,830th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yale have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,397 babies born with the first name Yale in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yale to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yale? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yale first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yale is Thursday, April 15th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Yale born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yale was in 1929 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Yale Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yale is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Yale: Your name in reverse order is Elay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yale? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,402 people with the last name Yale.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yale? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yale as their last name since less than 1 person in 123k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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