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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yinka

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Yinka is of Nigerian origin and means "Wealth surrounds me".
  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Yinka is of Yoruba origin and means "Surround".
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Yinka means "Surround me" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Connecticut, United States says the name Yinka is of Nigerian origin and means ""Surrounded" - by wealth, by God, by good things".
  • A submission from North Carolina, United States says the name Yinka means "Surrounded by beauty" and is of Nigerian origin.
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons Named Yinka

Yinka Shonibare MBE is an artist. Yinka was born on August 9th, 1962 in London, England U.K.


Yinka Dare is a basketball player for the New Jersey Shorecats, Fort Wayne Fury, Brooklyn Nets, and Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs. His career lasted from 1994 to 2003. Yinka was born on October 10th, 1972 in Kano, Nigeria.


Yinka Ayefele is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present.


Yinka Davies is an afrobeat and jazz musician. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2000. Yinka was born Yinka Davies on July 16th, 1970.


Yinka Adedeji is a soccer player for the Sharks F.C., Pepsi Football Academy, GIF Sundsvall, Shooting Stars SC, Sunshine Stars F.C., FC Pyunik, Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national under-23 football team. Yinka was born on March 24th, 1985 in Lagos.


Yinka Quadri is an actor, film producer, thespian, and film actor. He was most active from 1976 to 1976. Yinka was born in 1959 in Lagos Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yinka

Onaolapo Yinka is an athlete for the First Bank F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Yinka

  • When was the first name Yinka first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yinka is Monday, February 24th, 1947.
  • How unique is the name Yinka? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yinka. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yinka: Your name in reverse order is Akniy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iknya. How do you pronounce that?

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