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


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Fun Facts about the name You

  • How many people with the first name You have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10 babies born with the first name You in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named You? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was You first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name You is Monday, January 19th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named You born? The highest recorded use of the first name You was in 1994 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name You: Your name in reverse order is Uoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uoy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name You? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,234 people with the last name You.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of You? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have You as their last name.
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Popularity of You as a last name

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Common last names for You

  • Chin
  • Lee
  • Moy
  • Wong
  • Gee
  • Ng
  • Eng
  • Woo
  • Ching

Common first names for You

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity You U.S.
  White 2.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name You

People with the last name You are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
pronoun You
The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.

Note: ☞ Though you is properly a plural, it is in all ordinary discourse used also in addressing a single person, yet properly always with a plural verb. “Are you he that hangs the verses on the trees, wherein Rosalind is so admired ?” Shak. You and your are sometimes used indefinitely, like we they one, to express persons not specified. “The looks at a distance like a new-plowed land; but as you come near it, you see nothing but a long heap of heavy, disjointed clods.” Addison.Your medalist and critic are much nearer related than the world imagine.” Addison. “It is always pleasant to be forced to do what you wish to do, but what, until pressed, you dare not attempt.” Hook. You is often used reflexively for yourself of yourselves. “Your highness shall repose you at the tower.” Shak.

Etymology: OE. you eou eow, dat. & acc., AS. eów, used as dat. & acc. of ge , ye; akin to OFries. iu io, D. u, G. euch, OHG. iu, dat., iuwih, acc., Icel. yðr, dat. & acc., Goth. izwis; of uncertain origin. √189. Cf. Your

Capitalization of you

From Mandarin (for: ㄩˊ, ㄩˇ, ㄩˋ, ㄧㄡˊ) through pinyin romanization (of: 余, 于, 由, 魚 / 鱼, 漁, 渔, 楀, 俞, 喻, 兪, 於, 遇, 虞, 郁, 尉, 禹, 游, 尤, 庾, 娛, 娱, 茹 )

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.

    Other Inspirations for the Name You

    You Know You Like It
    You And I
    You Are My Sunshine
    You Belong With Me
    You Need A Budget
    You Now
    You Raise Me Up
    You Should Be Here

    What does the name You mean?

    Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

    Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

    Uis for unique, your love of life.

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