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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yukon

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  • A submission from Egypt says the name Yukon means "Precious" and is of English origin.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
  2. A North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea

Gwich'in yukon (“great river”).

  1. Yukon Territory
  2. A city/town in Oklahoma.
  3. A river of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska, which gives its name to the territory.

Yukon was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Yukon

Yukon was born on April 16th, 1924 in Monroe, Washington. Yukon is also known as Holmback and Eric. He passed away on January 16th, 1965.


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Popularity of Yukon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yukon U.S.
  White 92.80% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yukon

People with the last name Yukon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yukon

  • How Popular is the name Yukon? Yukon is the 71,379th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yukon was the 134,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yukon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Yukon in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yukon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yukon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yukon is Saturday, February 10th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Yukon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yukon was in 2017 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yukon: Your name in reverse order is Nokuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nykou. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yukon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125 people with the last name Yukon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yukon? Yukon is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 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.