First Name
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 Yurek

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From Old Turkic yürek, from Proto-Turkic *jürek, *jür- (“heart; courage”).

  1. heart

Notable Persons Named Yurek

Yurek Bogayevicz is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Yurek was born in 1948 in Poland.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yurek

His ongoing career started in 2011. Jeff was born in 1971 in St. Thomas, Ontario.


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Popularity of Yurek as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yurek U.S.
  White 97.53% 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 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yurek

People with the last name Yurek are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Yurek

  • How Popular is the name Yurek? As a last name Yurek was the 34,878th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Yurek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yurek is Tuesday, August 15th, 1922.
  • How unique is the name Yurek? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yurek. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yurek: Your name in reverse order is Keruy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eryku. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yurek? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 647 people with the last name Yurek.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yurek? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yurek as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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