Submitted Surnames Starting with Y

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Yoshimura Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good" or 佳 (yoshi) meaning "beautiful, good, excellent" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Yoshinaga Japanese
From Japanese 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck" and 永 (naga) meaning "perpetual, eternal".
Yoshinuma Japanese
Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate" and Numa means "Swamp". A notable bearer is Shinobu Yoshinuma, an anime producer.
Yoshisawa Japanese
Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate" and Sawa means "Marsh, Swamp".
Yosifov Russian
Means "son of Iosif".
Yost American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
You Chinese
From Chinese 尤 (yóu) meaning "especially, particularly".
Youcefi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian cognate of Yousfi.
Younes Arabic
Variant transcription of Yunus.
Youngberg Swedish (Americanized), Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jewish Jungberg, composed of German jung "young" and berg "mountain, hill", or of Swedish Ljungberg.
Youngblood English
Americanisation of the German surname Jungbluth.
Younger English, American
English (mainly Borders) from Middle English yonger ‘younger’, hence a distinguishing name for, for example, the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. In one case, at least, however, the name is known to have been borne by an immigrant Fleming, and was probably an Americanized form of Middle Dutch jongheer ‘young nobleman’ (see Jonker)... [more]
Youngson English
Means "son of Young".
Yousaf Urdu
From the given name Yousaf.
Yousafzai Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani education and human rights activist and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousef Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousefi Persian
From the given name Yousef.
Yousfi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousif Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Youssef Arabic
From the given name Youssef.
Yousuf Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yousufzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Yovanovich Serbian
Anglicised form of Jovanović.
Yovel Hebrew
Means "jubilee" or "anniversary" in Hebrew, usually refers to a 50 years anniversary.
Yow Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Yao or Rao.
Yu Korean
It is derived from the Chinese word ‘Yu’ that means ‘in’ or ‘at’.
Yuasa Japanese
From Japanese 湯 (yu) meaning "hot spring" and 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow".
Yubuza Dungan
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name.
Yüce Turkish
Means "exalted, lofty, noble" in Turkish.
Yuchengco Filipino
From the surnames Yu, Cheng, and Ko.
Yudin Russian
Means "son of Yuda".
Yueh Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Yue chiefly used in Taiwan.
Yuengling German
"youngling" or a "young person"
Yugov Russian
Derived from Russian юг (yug) meaning "south".
Yui Japanese
It is written three ways: ... [more]
Yuki Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 結城 (see Yuuki).
Yukida Japanese (Rare)
Combination of Kanji Characters "雪" meaning "Snow", and "田" meaning "Rice Field".
Yukimitsu Japanese, Popular Culture
雪 (Yuki) means "Snow" and 光 (Mitsu) means "Light, Radiance". Although, mitsu also can mean "Three" too.
Yukimiya Japanese
From Japanese, 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Yukimori Japanese
Means 'snow forest' from 'yuki' meaning 'snow' and 'mori' meaning 'forest'.
Yukitō Japanese
From Japanese 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" and 藤 (tō) meaning "wisteria".
Yukitomo Japanese
The kanji I posted reads "Snow" and "Friend".
Yukiyama Japanese
This surname combines 幸 (kou, saiwa.i, sachi, shiawa.se, yuki) meaning "blessing, fortune, happiness," 雪 (setsu, yuki) meaning "snow" or 行 (an, gyou, kou, -i.ki, -iki, i.ku, okona.u, oko.nau, -yu.ki, -yuki, yu.ku) meaning "going, journey" with 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain."... [more]
Yukizome Japanese
From Japanese 雪染 (yukizome) meaning "snow prints, dyed snow".
Yüksel Turkish
Means "increase, rise, ascend" in Turkish.
Yuldoshev Tajik
Tajik form of Yuldashev.
Yule Medieval English
Nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Middle English yule ‘Christmastide’ (Old English geol, reinforced by the cognate Old Norse term jól).
Yumehara Japanese
From Japanese 夢 (yume) means "dream" and 原 (hara) means "field".
Yumeno Japanese
yumeno means "dream field" the kanji used for this name are 夢 (yume) meaning " dream" and 野 (no) meaning "field".
Yumi Japanese
This must've been inspired by the first name Yumi, because it uses the same kanji that means "Cause Beauty". Kaoru Yumi was an actress in the late 1900's that has her name written this way.
Yung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Rong or Weng.
Yunus Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yunus.
Yupanqui Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua yupanki meaning "accountant".
Yurchak Polish (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Polish Jurczak.
Yurchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Yuriy.
Yusa Japanese
From Japanese 遊 (yu) meaning "play" and 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid".
Yusef Persian, Arabic
From the given name Yusuf.
Yusifov Azerbaijani
Means “son of Yusif”.
Yusov Russian
Derived from Russian юс (yus) meaning "(either little or big) yus".
Yusuf Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Yusuf.
Yusufov Tajik, Uzbek, Dagestani
Means "son of Yusuf".
Yusufova Tajik, Uzbek, Dagestani
Feminine transcription of Yusufov.
Yusufzai Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Yusupov Uzbek, Avar, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Crimean Tatar, Jewish
Means "son of Yusup", also used by Central Asian Jews. This was the name of a Russian family of nobility of Crimean Tatar ancestry.
Yusupova Uzbek, Avar, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Crimean Tatar, Chechen, Jewish
Feminine transcription of Yusupov, the surname of a Russian family of nobility of Crimean Tatar ancestry. It is also used by Central Asian Jews.
Yuuki Japanese
From Japanese 結 (yuu) meaning "tie, bind" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle".
Yuuma Japanese
From the Japanese 遊 (yu) "recreation," "fun" and 馬 (uma, ma or ba) "horse."
Yuzurihara Japanese
Means "the field of the gentle Village". From the Japanese words Yasuri (gentle village) and Hara (plain, field).
Yvenson English
Meaning, "son of Evan" or "son of Ivan."