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

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Yeager

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From German Jäger

  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Oklahoma.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yeager

Chuck Yeager is a flight instructor.


Eren Yeager is a famed human.


Steve Yeager is a baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Steve was born on November 24th, 1948 in Huntington, West Virginia.


Jeana Yeager is an influential individual.


Bunny Yeager was a photographer and model. Bunny was given the name Linnea Eleanor Yeager on March 13th, 1929 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on May 25th, 2014.


Biff Yeager is a famed human.


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Popularity of Yeager as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yeager U.S.
  White 93.95% 64.26%
  African American 1.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yeager

People with the last name Yeager are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yeager

  • How Popular is the name Yeager? As a last name Yeager was the 1,582nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Yeager first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yeager is Saturday, January 27th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Yeager? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yeager. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yeager: Your name in reverse order is Regaey. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ygaree. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yeager? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,634 people with the last name Yeager.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yeager? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Yeager as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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