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

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  1. (computing) Yellowdog Updater, Modified, the popular package manager in Linux (usually spelled in lowercase despite being a proper noun)
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yum was also found in the following language(s): Gitua

Notable Persons Named Yum

Yum Jung-ah is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Yum was born on July 28th, 1972 in Seoul.


Yum Dong-Jin is an athlete for the Atjeh United F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yum

Dong-Kyun was born on November 10th, 1950 in Okcheon County.



Sin was born in 1948.


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International Interest for Yum

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Yum as a last name

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Common last names for Yum

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yum U.S.
  White 2.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yum

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yum

  • How Popular is the name Yum? As a last name Yum was the 30,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Yum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yum is Sunday, March 11th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Yum? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yum. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yum: Your name in reverse order is Muy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yum. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 781 people with the last name Yum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yum? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yum as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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