179 Most Common Asian and Pacific Islander Last Names Beginning with Y

In this section of the site we have data on the most common Asian and Pacific Islander last names beginning with Y in the United States. These names are taken directly from the most recent census data.

Currently, the most popular Asian and Pacific Islander last name beginning with Y in America is Yang, with a total count of 106,033 people who have the surname. The surname Yang occurs roughly 35 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames ending starting with Y with statistics on the heritage and ancestry of those with the surname.

This list has been compiled using the most recent Census data and we have included only names where at least 60% of people with the name self-identified as "Asian and Pacific Islander".

Click any of the names in the table below to find out more about the origin, meaning, and ancestry of each last name.

Rank Name Count White Black API AIAN 2+ Races Hispanic
290 YANG 106,033 1.03% 0.20% 96.81% 0.02% 1.50% 0.45%
658 YU 52,035 1.46% 0.12% 96.10% 0.02% 1.61% 0.69%
1740 YEE 20,591 5.58% 0.58% 83.54% 0.05% 6.99% 3.26%
2011 YI 17,934 1.41% 0.18% 94.45% 0.03% 2.13% 1.80%
2287 YOON 15,936 2.06% (S) 95.89% (S) 1.31% 0.54%
2724 YOO 13,225 2.66% (S) 95.49% (S) 1.06% 0.59%
3182 YAN 11,354 2.97% (S) 94.06% (S) 1.07% 1.33%
3609 YE 9,839 1.33% (S) 97.02% (S) 0.84% 0.49%
3981 YUN 8,933 3.01% (S) 93.45% (S) 2.37% 0.86%
4129 YUAN 8,588 1.62% (S) 96.43% (S) 1.28% 0.42%
4556 YEUNG 7,782 1.76% (S) 95.68% (S) 1.71% 0.57%
4614 YUEN 7,688 4.11% (S) 87.12% (S) 5.53% 3.00%
4702 YAMAMOTO 7,547 5.68% (S) 79.82% (S) 10.52% 3.88%
4898 YAO 7,192 2.13% 2.45% 92.91% (S) 1.99% (S)
5046 YEH 6,958 2.47% (S) 92.80% (S) 3.42% 1.11%
5324 YIN 6,548 1.70% (S) 93.97% (S) 2.26% 1.80%
5602 YIP 6,208 2.27% (S) 93.25% (S) 2.46% 1.69%
5650 YIM 6,144 2.78% (S) 90.53% (S) 5.03% 1.32%
6486 YOU 5,234 2.24% 0.50% 94.54% 0.13% 1.70% 0.90%
6671 YEN 5,066 3.95% 0.47% 89.12% 0.00% 4.72% 1.74%
7261 YAP 4,590 4.62% 0.81% 82.66% 0.13% 8.76% 3.03%
7461 YAMADA 4,467 7.21% (S) 78.80% (S) 11.24% 2.57%
7849 YUNG 4,218 19.13% (S) 75.13% (S) 3.01% 1.54%
8046 YOSHIDA 4,113 7.63% 0.22% 78.09% 0.24% 10.99% 2.82%
10316 YONG 3,123 6.44% (S) 77.46% (S) 3.97% 8.97%
10565 YAU 3,033 2.31% (S) 92.55% (S) 2.24% 2.57%
10931 YAMAGUCHI 2,912 5.87% (S) 78.98% (S) 9.75% 5.25%
12500 YAMASHITA 2,480 6.21% (S) 78.83% (S) 11.45% 3.27%
13494 YUE 2,251 2.89% (S) 93.65% (S) 3.07% 0.22%
14296 YAMASAKI 2,094 7.50% (S) 77.60% (S) 8.50% 6.21%
15043 YING 1,964 3.05% 1.63% 89.92% 0.00% 3.56% 1.83%
15727 YOUN 1,854 5.45% 2.16% 89.97% (S) 1.46% (S)
15734 YADAV 1,853 3.18% (S) 94.01% 0.43% 1.94% (S)
16041 YAM 1,808 5.25% (S) 81.75% (S) 2.54% 9.57%
18601 YOSHIMURA 1,481 4.73% (S) 80.22% (S) 10.13% 4.46%
21119 YOUSUF 1,243 11.26% 17.54% 64.52% 0.56% 5.31% 0.80%
21459 YOKOYAMA 1,218 5.83% 0.00% 79.80% 0.82% 9.77% 3.78%
21736 YAMAUCHI 1,197 6.18% (S) 79.62% (S) 10.69% 3.34%
22770 YOSHIOKA 1,125 6.58% 0.00% 82.76% 0.00% 9.24% 1.42%
23785 YAMANE 1,063 8.00% 0.56% 74.41% 0.00% 13.92% 3.10%
23899 YIU 1,056 1.33% (S) 96.69% 0.00% 1.70% (S)
24554 YADAO 1,018 4.81% (S) 70.83% (S) 12.87% 10.51%
24608 YAMASHIRO 1,015 5.12% 0.00% 76.35% 0.00% 12.22% 6.31%
24665 YABUT 1,012 1.68% (S) 92.00% (S) 3.75% 2.47%
24787 YANO 1,005 21.19% (S) 66.57% (S) 10.25% 1.49%
25064 YASUDA 991 7.37% (S) 82.04% (S) 7.16% 3.23%
27331 YOSHIKAWA 884 5.77% (S) 79.75% (S) 11.31% 2.94%
28241 YOSHIMOTO 847 4.72% (S) 80.05% (S) 10.15% 4.60%
30043 YUM 781 2.56% (S) 92.70% (S) 2.82% 1.54%
30367 YAMBAO 770 2.34% (S) 92.99% (S) 2.60% 1.95%
30509 YAMANAKA 765 5.10% (S) 81.05% (S) 8.89% 4.71%
32524 YO 707 6.51% 2.83% 86.42% (S) (S) 2.12%
33941 YAGI 670 4.93% (S) 80.75% (S) 10.15% 3.43%
34427 YEP 658 7.29% (S) 71.58% (S) 5.78% 14.74%
34539 YOKOTA 655 7.18% (S) 80.00% (S) 9.31% 3.36%
35764 YOUSAF 628 2.87% 2.71% 88.06% 0.00% 5.10% 1.27%
37180 YA 600 3.50% (S) 87.83% (S) 3.33% 4.33%
37492 YARLAGADDA 594 2.02% (S) 94.78% 0.84% 1.52% (S)
37735 YOSHINO 589 6.96% (S) 74.36% (S) 16.30% 1.70%
40082 YALAMANCHILI 547 1.28% (S) 95.61% (S) 2.19% (S)
41579 YEM 523 2.68% (S) 91.20% (S) 3.06% 2.29%
41728 YUMUL 521 2.88% (S) 88.10% (S) 6.91% 1.92%
42163 YASMIN 515 2.52% (S) 89.32% (S) 2.91% 2.72%
45804 YOGI 466 3.86% 0.00% 75.11% 0.00% 17.81% 3.22%
46404 YAMAGATA 459 10.89% (S) 71.24% (S) 12.20% 4.79%
47706 YOM 444 3.15% 1.13% 93.24% (S) 1.58% (S)
47878 YAMAZAKI 442 4.30% (S) 90.05% (S) 2.26% 2.49%
49268 YOUNUS 427 15.69% 1.41% 74.94% (S) 6.79% (S)
50275 YASUI 416 7.69% (S) 79.09% (S) 11.06% 1.92%
50771 YAMAMURA 411 7.06% (S) 80.54% (S) 9.98% 2.19%
52619 YEON 394 3.55% (S) 93.91% 0.00% 1.78% (S)
52736 YONAMINE 393 3.82% 0.00% 76.59% 0.00% 8.91% 10.69%
53802 YOHANNAN 384 23.18% 0.00% 73.96% (S) 1.30% (S)
54530 YOSHIHARA 378 7.41% (S) 79.89% (S) 9.52% 2.91%
56195 YONEDA 364 6.04% 0.00% 78.02% 0.00% 13.74% 2.20%
57101 YOSHINAGA 357 6.16% (S) 74.51% (S) 10.64% 8.12%
57781 YEOM 352 3.13% 0.00% 95.17% 0.00% 1.70% 0.00%
58735 YUSON 345 5.22% (S) 85.51% (S) 5.51% 3.48%
60960 YAMAKAWA 330 3.94% 0.00% 79.09% 0.00% 10.00% 6.97%
62359 YEOH 321 2.18% (S) 89.41% (S) 5.30% 1.87%
62714 YEW 319 10.97% (S) 80.88% 0.00% 6.27% (S)
62714 YUMANG 319 4.70% (S) 82.45% (S) 8.15% 4.39%
62903 YONEMURA 318 7.55% (S) 71.38% (S) 13.84% 6.29%
63373 YUH 315 2.54% 2.54% 87.62% (S) 6.98% (S)
65066 YAMAOKA 305 8.20% (S) 80.66% 0.00% 10.16% (S)
65244 YAQOOB 304 22.04% 1.97% 67.11% 0.00% 6.91% 1.97%
65244 YUNUS 304 10.53% 4.28% 77.30% (S) 6.91% (S)
65782 YAMAT 301 3.65% 0.00% 85.05% 0.00% 6.31% 4.98%
67747 YOKOI 291 5.15% (S) 72.51% (S) 14.09% 7.90%
68345 YANAGI 288 6.94% 0.00% 75.35% 0.00% 13.54% 4.17%
68547 YASUTAKE 287 6.27% (S) 74.56% (S) 14.98% 3.14%
69170 YICK 284 6.69% (S) 85.21% (S) 4.93% 2.11%
69170 YUK 284 2.82% (S) 90.49% (S) 3.87% (S)
69579 YUZON 282 7.80% (S) 77.30% (S) 8.87% 5.32%
71478 YUEH 273 (S) 0.00% 94.87% 0.00% 2.93% (S)
73215 YANAGIHARA 265 8.30% 0.00% 77.36% 0.00% 12.45% 1.89%
73464 YABES 264 1.89% (S) 82.58% (S) (S) 13.64%
74608 YOSHIZAWA 259 3.47% (S) 91.51% 0.00% 4.63% (S)
75564 YLAGAN 255 5.10% (S) 88.63% 0.00% 5.49% (S)
78567 YALUNG 243 2.88% (S) 88.48% (S) 3.70% 4.53%
79846 YORO 238 6.30% 4.62% 66.81% 0.00% 10.92% 11.34%
80131 YASAY 237 (S) (S) 86.50% 0.00% 7.59% 2.95%
81772 YEASMIN 231 (S) 0.00% 98.70% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
82317 YOUM 229 (S) 6.55% 88.65% 0.00% 3.49% (S)
82613 YULO 228 23.25% (S) 64.91% (S) 3.51% 7.46%
83834 YONEMOTO 224 4.46% 0.00% 86.61% 0.00% 4.02% 4.91%
87663 YOOK 212 6.13% 0.00% 90.57% 0.00% 3.30% 0.00%
88685 YESMIN 209 3.35% (S) 94.26% 0.00% (S) (S)
89069 YEA 208 20.19% (S) 72.60% (S) 2.88% 2.40%
91981 YOEUN 200 (S) 0.00% 93.50% 0.00% 4.00% (S)
92719 YANAGISAWA 198 6.06% (S) 82.83% 0.00% 10.10% (S)
92719 YOSHII 198 4.04% 0.00% 85.35% 0.00% 6.06% 4.55%
92719 YUKI 198 7.07% (S) 83.84% 0.00% 7.07% (S)
93513 YIH 196 3.57% (S) 88.78% 0.00% 5.61% (S)
94311 YAMATO 194 4.64% (S) 75.26% (S) 12.37% 5.15%
94311 YEAN 194 (S) 3.09% 91.24% 0.00% 3.09% (S)
94311 YOUK 194 27.32% 3.61% 65.98% (S) (S) 2.58%
96368 YENG 189 4.23% (S) 80.95% (S) 3.70% 10.58%
98099 YUASA 185 5.95% 0.00% 82.16% 0.00% 9.19% 2.70%
100791 YAMAKI 179 3.91% (S) 86.59% (S) 6.15% 2.79%
100791 YEAP 179 (S) (S) 95.53% 0.00% (S) (S)
101737 YAMAGISHI 177 5.65% (S) 88.14% 0.00% 3.95% (S)
104602 YASUHARA 171 6.43% 0.00% 75.44% 0.00% 12.28% 5.85%
105600 YASMEEN 169 (S) 0.00% 97.04% 0.00% (S) (S)
107134 YOUNAS 166 4.82% (S) 90.36% 0.00% 3.61% (S)
108199 YANDALL 164 17.68% 0.00% 62.80% 0.00% 11.59% 7.93%
109758 YONEYAMA 161 (S) 0.00% 88.20% 0.00% 8.70% (S)
110286 YUTUC 160 3.75% (S) 92.50% 0.00% 3.13% (S)
110825 YOSHIZUMI 159 6.92% (S) 70.44% (S) 18.24% 3.77%
111426 YASIR 158 13.29% 14.56% 67.72% 0.00% 4.43% 0.00%
111426 YIK 158 (S) (S) 89.87% 0.00% 0.00% 8.23%
112568 YANAGAWA 156 11.54% (S) 69.87% 0.00% 16.67% (S)
115034 YERRA 152 5.92% 0.00% 92.11% 0.00% (S) (S)
116829 YAGUCHI 149 10.07% (S) 78.52% 0.00% 10.07% (S)
116829 YASUNAGA 149 4.70% (S) 88.59% 0.00% 4.03% (S)
116829 YATH 149 5.37% 0.00% 81.88% (S) 9.40% (S)
117480 YOKOMIZO 148 9.46% 0.00% 77.03% 0.00% 8.11% 5.41%
117480 YUKAWA 148 11.49% 0.00% 76.35% 0.00% 8.78% 3.38%
119508 YANAGIDA 145 8.97% (S) 83.45% 0.00% 5.52% (S)
120901 YAMANO 143 9.79% (S) 72.03% (S) 11.19% 5.59%
120901 YATCO 143 (S) (S) 85.31% 0.00% 7.69% 4.20%
121590 YAGNIK 142 6.34% 0.00% 88.03% 3.52% (S) (S)
123064 YOZA 140 5.00% (S) 75.00% (S) 8.57% 10.71%
127494 YASUKAWA 134 9.70% (S) 64.18% (S) 12.69% 12.69%
129047 YAJIMA 132 (S) (S) 93.18% 0.00% (S) (S)
129825 YUI 131 5.34% 0.00% 78.63% 0.00% 3.82% 12.21%
130610 YADAVALLI 130 (S) 0.00% 95.38% (S) 0.00% (S)
131379 YANGZOM 129 0.00% (S) 95.35% 0.00% 3.88% (S)
133048 YAGIN 127 (S) (S) 77.95% 0.00% 11.02% 8.66%
133863 YUVIENCO 126 4.76% 3.97% 84.92% 0.00% (S) (S)
134712 YEUN 125 (S) (S) 92.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
136449 YEONG 123 (S) 0.00% 94.31% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
136449 YOSHIMI 123 4.07% (S) 84.55% (S) 8.13% (S)
137327 YALAMANCHI 122 (S) 0.00% 95.90% (S) 0.00% 0.00%
137327 YAMATE 122 17.21% (S) 70.49% 0.00% 11.48% (S)
138304 YANAGA 121 18.18% 0.00% 61.98% 0.00% 13.22% 6.61%
141140 YEOW 118 4.24% 0.00% 91.53% 0.00% (S) (S)
141140 YERUVA 118 0.00% (S) 97.46% (S) 0.00% 0.00%
141140 YOSHIZAKI 118 4.24% 0.00% 90.68% 0.00% (S) (S)
145220 YANASE 114 18.42% (S) 70.18% 0.00% 9.65% (S)
145220 YUP 114 (S) (S) 76.32% 0.00% (S) 16.67%
146201 YOSHIYAMA 113 0.00% (S) 93.81% 0.00% 4.42% (S)
147253 YOONG 112 15.18% 9.82% 71.43% 0.00% (S) (S)
148347 YABUKI 111 10.81% (S) 78.38% 0.00% 9.01% (S)
149395 YERNENI 110 0.00% 0.00% 96.36% 0.00% (S) (S)
150452 YAMANISHI 109 8.26% (S) 73.39% 0.00% 15.60% (S)
151532 YOSHITAKE 108 (S) (S) 83.33% 0.00% 4.63% 8.33%
152628 YOKOTAKE 107 (S) 0.00% 84.11% 0.00% 12.15% (S)
153769 YAMANOHA 106 9.43% 0.00% 62.26% 0.00% 21.70% 6.60%
153769 YAMANOUCHI 106 (S) (S) 73.58% 0.00% 16.98% 7.55%
153769 YANGO 106 4.72% 11.32% 72.64% (S) 10.38% (S)
153769 YASUKOCHI 106 (S) 0.00% 81.13% 0.00% 11.32% (S)
153769 YEU 106 (S) (S) 88.68% 0.00% 4.72% (S)
154907 YANUARIA 105 (S) 0.00% 76.19% (S) 7.62% 14.29%
154907 YERRAMILLI 105 (S) 0.00% 97.14% 0.00% (S) (S)
154907 YUNE 105 5.71% (S) 82.86% (S) 4.76% 5.71%
156044 YUSAF 104 7.69% (S) 78.85% 0.00% 7.69% (S)
159712 YADLAPALLI 101 4.95% 0.00% 95.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
160975 YAMAJI 100 11.00% (S) 79.00% 0.00% 7.00% (S)

Table Key

To help you understand the above table, below is a description of each column and what it represents.

  • Rank - The official rank of the name according to the US Census Bureau.
  • Count. Number of occurrences: Estimate of the number of people with the surname in the United States. (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy.
  • White. Non-Hispanic White Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic white" (race)
  • Black. Non-Hispanic Black Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic black" (race)
  • API. Non-Hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic Asian & Pacific Islander" (race)
  • AIAN. Non-Hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native Only: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic American Indian & Alaskan Native" (race)
  • 2+ Races. Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "non-hispanic two or more races" (race)
  • Hispanic. Hispanic Origin: Percentage of people with a given surname who classified themselves as "Hispanic origin" (race)

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