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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yu

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Yu
Jade.

Etymology: Chin

Wiktionary

From Chinese.

  1. (archaeology, countable) An ancient Chinese wine-bucket, often having a decorative cover.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) Nephrite or jadeite.

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    yu was also found in the following language(s): Ama, Bislama, Duna, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, Kamula, Malalamai, Malay, Mandarin, Mapudungun, Miskito, Nigerian Pidgin, Pijin, Sranan Tongo, Tok Pisin, Torres Strait Creole, Unami, Waskia, and Zarma

    Notable Persons Named Yu

    Yu Darvish is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Yu was born on August 16th, 1986 in Habikino, Osaka, Japan.

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    Yu Suzuki is a game producer, designer, director, programmer, engineer, video game producer, game design, and game programmer. Yu was born on June 10th, 1958 in Kamaishi, Iwate.

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    She was most prominent from 1990 to present. Yu was born on September 5th, 1978 in Dalian.

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    Yū Kobayashi is a voice acting and voice actress. They have been prominent since 2003. Yū was born on February 5th, 1982 in Tokyo.

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    He was most prominent from 1982 to 1982. Yu was born on August 30th, 1958 in Beijing.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Yu

    Xiang Yu is royalty. He holds the title Hegemon-King of Western Chu. He was most active from 206 to present.

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    Harlem Yu is a mandopop and hip hop music singing, songwriter, rapping, and presenter. He was most prominent from 1986 to 1986. Harlem was born on July 28th, 1961 in Taipei.

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    He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Kelvin was born in 1979.

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    Xing Yu is an artist.

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    Gideon Yu is a president & co-owner of the san francisco 49ers, san francisco 49ers, and president & co-owner of thesan francisco 49ers. Gideon was born on May 14th, 1971 in Seoul.

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    Zhang Yu is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1977. Zhang was born on October 19th, 1957 in Shanghai.

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    How popular is the baby name Yu in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1969 5 0 5
    1972 5 5 0
    1973 5 0 5
    1976 5 0 5
    1977 7 7 0
    1978 6 0 6
    1980 7 7 0
    1981 11 6 5
    1982 9 9 0
    1983 13 6 7
    1984 20 8 12
    1985 21 9 12
    1986 20 6 14
    1987 6 0 6
    1988 16 6 10
    1989 22 12 10
    1990 29 16 13
    1991 20 10 10
    1992 20 11 9
    1993 24 10 14
    1994 25 12 13
    1995 21 12 9
    1996 18 10 8
    1997 16 8 8
    1998 17 8 9
    1999 21 11 10
    2000 24 11 13
    2001 18 12 6
    2002 34 17 17
    2003 28 14 14
    2004 26 14 12
    2005 28 19 9
    2006 27 14 13
    2007 35 23 12
    2008 7 0 7
    2009 14 8 6
    2010 16 9 7
    2011 12 6 6
    2012 19 10 9
    2013 18 8 10
    2014 13 5 8
    2015 9 0 9
    2016 17 6 11
    2017 16 9 7

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    Popularity of Yu as a last name

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    Common last names for Yu

    • Chen
    • Lee
    • Wong
    • Liu
    • Huang
    • Chang
    • Lin
    • Wu
    • Ng
    • Cheng
    • Leung

    Common first names for Yu

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Yu U.S.
      White 1.46% 64.26%
      African American 0.12% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.10% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.02% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.69% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Yu

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Yu

    • How Popular is the name Yu? Yu is the 12,679th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yu was the 658th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Yu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 750 babies born with the first name Yu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yu to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Yu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yu is Wednesday, July 14th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Yu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yu was in 2007 with a total of 23 babies.
    • Random Yu Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yu is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1995.
    • Weird things about the name Yu: Your name in reverse order is Uy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yu. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Yu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,035 people with the last name Yu.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yu? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Yu 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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