• 190 Yoshi


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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Yoshi" mean? The list below shows the origins of Yoshi as well as things modernly associated with the name Yoshi such as celebrities named Yoshi.

Origin and Meaning of Yoshi

"Yoshi" is a name of Japanese origin, and it means "Good, respectful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.


From Japanese ヨッシー (Yosshī, “Yoshi”, the Super Mario Brothers dinosaur character), 義 (Yoshi, common Japanese male given name), and many other spellings. See よし.

  1. A Japanese male given name.

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

Notable Persons With the Name Yoshi

Yoshi Tatsu is a noteworthy individual. Yoshi was born on August 1st, 1977 in Gifu.


Yoshi DeHerrera is a notable human. Yoshi was born on February 1st, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.


Yoshi Oyakawa is a swimmer. Yoshi was born on August 9th, 1933 in Kona District, Hawaii.


Yoshi Amao is a notable somebody.


Yoshi Sodeoka is an artist. Yoshi was born in Hiroshima. Yoshi is also known as Yoshihide Sodeoka.


Yoshi Katō was an actor. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1988. Yoshi was born on January 12th, 1913 in Tokyo. They passed away on March 1st, 1988.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yoshi

Hamato Yoshi is a comics character.


Y. Misdaq aka Yoshi is a hip-hop, electronica, folk. fiction, poetry, non-fiction. observational documentary., hip hop music, and folk music musician. He was most active from 2002 to present. Y. was born in Brighton. Y. is also known as Yoshi.


Fun Facts about the name Yoshi

  • How Popular is the name Yoshi? Yoshi is the 26,673rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yoshi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 190 babies born with the first name Yoshi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yoshi 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 Yoshi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yoshi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yoshi is Wednesday, August 16th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Yoshi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yoshi was in 2011 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Yoshi Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yoshi is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Yoshi: Your name in reverse order is Ihsoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syiho. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Yoshi mean?

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Sis for sincere, a model of truth.

His for humble, a saintly quality.

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.