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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yun

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  • A user from China says the name Yun is of Chinese origin and means "Cloud".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Yun

Yun Suk-Young is a soccer player for the Charlton Athletic F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Jeonnam Dragons, Doncaster Rovers F.C., South Korea national under-17 football team, South Korea national under-20 football team, and South Korea national under-23 football team. Yun was born on February 13th, 1990 in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea.


Yun Posun was a President of South Korea and Vice President of South Korea. He was most prominent from 1960 to 1962. Yun was born on August 26th, 1897 in Sinhang-ri, Dunpo-myeon, Asan County, South Chungcheong, Korea. He breathed his last breath on July 18th, 1990.


Yun Byung-se is a Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (South Korea). Yun was born on August 3rd, 1953 in Seoul.


Yun Kōga is a mangaka and manga artist. Yun was given the name Risa Yamada on July 9th, 1965 in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan.


Yun was born in 1509 in Seoul. He passed away on November 18th, 1565.


She holds the title Miss Universe China 2015 and Miss Universe China. Yun was given the name Xue Yun Fang 薛韵芳 on August 16th, 1994 in Shenzhen.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yun

Lin Yun is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Lin was given the name Fei Xia on April 16th, 1996 in Huzhou, Zhejiang, China.


Chen Yun was an office holder. Chen was born on June 13th, 1905 in Qingpu District, Shanghai. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1995.


James Yun is a wrestler. James was born on May 13th, 1981 in Los Angeles.


Dong-ju was born on December 30th, 1917. Dong-ju is also known as Yun Tong-Ju, Yun Dong-Ju, Yoon Dongju, Yun Tong-chu, Dong-ju Yun, YUN Tongju, and Yoon Dong-Ju. He left this life on February 16th, 1945.


Cecilia Sun Yun Chiang is a restaurateur. Cecilia was given the name Sun Yun in 1920 in Wuxi.


Zhou Yun is an actress. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Zhou was given the name Zhou Sila on December 17th, 1978 in Wenzhou.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Yun as a last name

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Common last names for Yun

  • Lee
  • Kim
  • Chang
  • Wong
  • Yu
  • Chen
  • Huang
  • Cho
  • Yee

Common first names for Yun

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yun U.S.
  White 3.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yun

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

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Fun Facts about the name Yun

  • How Popular is the name Yun? Yun is the 35,983rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Yun was the 3,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yun have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 104 babies born with the first name Yun in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yun to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yun? 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 Yun first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yun is Thursday, November 6th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Yun born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yun was in 1980 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Yun: Your name in reverse order is Nuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yun? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,933 people with the last name Yun.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yun? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Yun as their last name.

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