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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yoda

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  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Yoda means "Bear".
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International Interest

Coined for the movie character Yoda, a Jedi Master in the Star Wars films, introduced in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Claimed to be from Sanskrit योध (yodha, “fighter, warrior, soldier”) or the Hebrew יודע (Yode'a, “one who knows”)

  1. A wise old Jedi Master in the Star Wars films.

Yoda was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

Notable Persons Named Yoda

Yoda is a jedi master of the high council and jedi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yoda

Yoda is a jedi master of the high council and jedi.


DJ Yoda is a hip hop music, electronica, and trip hop turntablism. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. DJ was given the name Duncan Beiny .


Yoshio was born in 31 in Tokyo. Yoshio is also known as Yoda and James.


Karim Yoda is a soccer player for the Getafe CF, Servette FC, FC Sion, and FC Astra Giurgiu. Karim was born on October 25th, 1988 in Annemasse, France.


Celine was born on April 6th, 1958.


Yoshikata Yoda was a screenwriter. He was most active from 1931 to 1989. Yoshikata was born on April 14th, 1909 in Kyoto. He breathed his last breath on November 14th, 1991.


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International Interest for Yoda

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Popularity of Yoda as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yoda U.S.
  White 12.96% 64.26%
  African American 11.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 55.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yoda

People with the last name Yoda are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Yoda

  • How Popular is the name Yoda? As a last name Yoda was the 86,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Yoda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yoda is Thursday, March 22nd, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Yoda? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yoda. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yoda: Your name in reverse order is Adoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yaod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yoda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 216 people with the last name Yoda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yoda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yoda as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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