33 most common black last names beginning with Y

In this section we'll look at the most popular black last names beginning with Y in the United States. These names are people who self-identified as "Black" in the Decennial Census survey.

Most popular black last name beginning with Y

Currently, the most popular black last name beginning with Y in America is Yusuf, with a total count of 4,003 people who have the surname. The surname Yusuf occurs roughly 1 times per 100,000 people in the U.S.

The table below shows the most common surnames 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 "Black".

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
8280 Yusuf 4,003 7.07% 72.45% 14.89% 0.40% 3.82% 1.37%
17142 Yeboah 1,653 1.09% 96.49% (S) (S) 1.75% 0.42%
20468 Yohannes 1,297 3.32% 93.75% 1.00% (S) 1.39% (S)
23397 Yearby 1,087 18.49% 76.26% 0.00% 0.83% 2.67% 1.75%
26949 Yarbough 900 18.67% 76.78% (S) (S) 2.00% 2.22%
32339 Yeldell 712 23.88% 71.77% (S) (S) 2.25% 1.97%
33316 Yarde 686 23.76% 68.08% (S) (S) 3.50% 4.08%
35489 Yussuf 634 1.58% 94.16% 2.68% (S) 1.10% (S)
39887 Yelder 550 2.55% 91.45% (S) (S) 3.09% 2.73%
41038 Yisrael 531 10.73% 80.04% 3.20% 0.00% 3.20% 2.82%
48628 Yemane 434 (S) 96.54% (S) 1.15% (S) 1.15%
52383 Yarn 396 31.57% 64.90% (S) (S) 1.52% 1.52%
60636 Yilma 332 3.01% 94.88% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
60790 Yonas 331 14.50% 82.78% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
73215 Yarrell 265 4.91% 90.19% 0.00% 0.00% 3.02% 1.89%
73215 Yimer 265 (S) 96.60% (S) 0.00% 2.26% (S)
77264 Yoseph 248 16.13% 80.65% 2.42% 0.00% (S) (S)
79338 Yellock 240 (S) 95.00% (S) 0.00% 2.50% (S)
93921 Yakubu 195 (S) 96.92% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
115034 Yamoah 152 (S) 94.74% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
125282 Yelling 137 15.33% 78.10% (S) 0.00% 5.84% (S)
129825 Yosief 131 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
136449 Yankson 123 (S) 95.93% 0.00% 0.00% (S) 0.00%
138304 Yimam 121 (S) 98.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (S)
141140 Yacinthe 118 (S) 93.22% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
146201 Yansen 113 26.55% 65.49% 5.31% 0.00% (S) (S)
148347 Youte 111 (S) 91.89% (S) 0.00% 0.00% 6.31%
149395 Yiadom 110 (S) 96.36% (S) 0.00% (S) (S)
152628 Yarbrough 107 0.00% 94.39% 0.00% 0.00% 5.61% 0.00%
154907 Yirenkyi 105 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
158432 Yirga 102 19.61% 77.45% 0.00% 0.00% (S) (S)
160975 Yizar 100 (S) 85.00% (S) 0.00% (S) 7.00%
160975 Yahaya 100 (S) 79.00% 16.00% 0.00% (S) (S)

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

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)

Last names by letter

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Last names by ancestry and letter

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The links below will let you research Hispanic last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

The links below will let you research Asian and Pacific Islander last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

The links below will let you research American Indian and Alaskan Native last names starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

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