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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yee

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  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Yee is of Chinese origin and means "The countryside".

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International Interest

yee was also found in the following language(s): Luganda and Navajo

Notable Persons Named Yee

Victor Wong was an actor. His career lasted from 1984 to 1984. Victor was given the name Yee Keung Victor Wong on July 30th, 1927 in San Francisco. He left this life on September 12th, 2001.


Yee Jee Tso is an actor. Yee was born on March 10th, 1975.


Ming Bridges is a musician. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Ming was given the name Yee Ming Bridges on November 5th, 1992 in Australia.



He was most prominent from 1961 to 1969. Yee was given the name 陈贻权 in 1940.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Yee

Pang was given the name Amos Yee Pang Sang on October 31st, 1998. Pang is also known as 余澎杉.


Angela was born Angela Yee on January 3rd, 1976 in Brooklyn.


Leland Yee is a politician. Leland was born on November 20th, 1948 in Taishan.


Alvin Tan is a blog, pornographic film, pornographic film actor, blogger, and pornographic film director. Alvin was given the name Alvin Tan Jye Yee in Malaysia.


Bonnie Loo Mee Yee is a mandopop author. Bonnie was born on July 12th, 1994 in Ipoh.


Derek Yee is an artist.


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International Interest for Yee

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Yee as a last name

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Common last names for Yee

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Fong
  • Chan
  • Chin
  • Ng
  • Tom
  • Sing
  • Wing
  • Ling
  • Chong

Common first names for Yee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yee U.S.
  White 5.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 83.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yee

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yee

  • How Popular is the name Yee? Yee is the 16,647th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yee was the 1,740th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 482 babies born with the first name Yee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yee to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yee is Friday, June 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Yee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yee was in 1989 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Yee Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yee is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Yee: Your name in reverse order is Eey. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,591 people with the last name Yee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Yee as their last name.

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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).
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