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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yogi

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  • According to a user from India, the name Yogi is of Hindu origin and means "NAME OF KRISHNA".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Yo"gi
A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic.

Etymology: Skr. yōgin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
  2. United States baseball player (born 1925)
  1. Alternative letter-case form of yogi
    Whoever has not abandoned desire for fruits of action and still have self-centered objectives can never become a or a practitioner of spiritual communion through work.

Notable Persons Named Yogi

Yogi Adityanath is a Member of the India Parliament, for Gorakhpur, Memberof theIndia Parliament, and forGorakhpur. Yogi was born on June 5th, 1972 in Garhwal division. Yogi is also known as Yogi.


Yogi Berra was a baseball. Yogi was born on May 12th, 1925 in St. Louis. He passed away on September 22nd, 2015.



Yogi Ferrell is a basketball player. Yogi was born on May 9th, 1993 in Greenfield, Indiana.


Yogi Babu is an actor. Yogi was born in Chennai. Yogi is also known as 2008-present.


Yogi Vemana is an advaita vedanta, poet, and reform movement.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yogi

MC Yogi is a musician and yogi. MC was given the name Nicholas Giacomini . MC is also known as DJ Yogi.


Yogi was given the name Yogi in 8 in India.



Dr. Pandit G Kanniah Yogi was an author and spiritual teacher. Dr. was born on May 29th, 1882 in Coimbatore. Dr. is also known as Dr Pandit G Kanniah Yogi and Kannaiyan. He left this life on December 2nd, 1990.


Valiant Budi Yogi is a novelist. Valiant was born on June 13th, 1980 in Bandung.


Gururaj was born on March 3rd, 1932. He passed away on May 17th, 1988.


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Popularity of Yogi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yogi U.S.
  White 3.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 17.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yogi

People with the last name Yogi are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Yogi

  • How Popular is the name Yogi? Yogi is the 32,391st most popular name of all time. As a last name Yogi was the 45,804th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yogi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 134 babies born with the first name Yogi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yogi 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 Yogi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yogi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yogi is Thursday, August 18th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Yogi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yogi was in 2010 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yogi: Your name in reverse order is Igoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yogi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yogi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 466 people with the last name Yogi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yogi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yogi as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.