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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yost

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  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Yost is of American origin and means ""The Just"".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Yost

David Yost is an actor and producer. David was born on January 7th, 1969 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Graham Yost is a screenwriter, television producer, television director, actor, and actor.He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Graham was given the name Graham John Yost on September 5th, 1959 in Etobicoke.


Ned Yost is a baseball for the Kansas City Royals. Ned was born on August 19th, 1955 in Eureka, California.


Chris Yost is a screenwriter. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Lee Yost on February 21st, 1973 in St. Louis.


Fielding H. Yost was a college coach. Fielding was born on April 30th, 1871 in Fairview, West Virginia. He left this life on August 20th, 1946.


Elwy Yost was a television host. He was most active from 1952 to 1999. Elwy was given the name Elwy McMurran Yost on July 10th, 1925 in Weston, Ontario, Canada. He left this life on July 21st, 2011.


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Popularity of Yost as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yost U.S.
  White 95.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yost

People with the last name Yost are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yost

  • How Popular is the name Yost? Yost is the 73,671st most popular name of all time. As a last name Yost was the 1,869th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yost have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name Yost in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yost? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yost first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yost is Tuesday, July 17th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Yost born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yost was in 1975 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yost: Your name in reverse order is Tsoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oyst. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yost? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,210 people with the last name Yost.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yost? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Yost 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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