Type Surname
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. UY  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Chinese () meaning "in, on, at". According to legend, King Wu of Zhou bestowed the realm of Yu to his second son, who subsequently adopted this as his surname.

Related Names

Same SpellingYu 2, Yu 3, Yu 4
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Entry updated November 16, 2019