150 Most Common Last Names Beginning with Y

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

Currently, the most popular last name beginning with Y in America is Young, with a total count of 484,447 people who have the surname. The surname Young occurs roughly 164 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 1,000 people have the surname.

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
32 YOUNG 484,447 66.26% 24.67% 3.03% 0.79% 2.66% 2.58%
290 YANG 106,033 1.03% 0.20% 96.81% 0.02% 1.50% 0.45%
535 YATES 63,254 80.58% 14.07% 0.49% 0.54% 2.07% 2.25%
598 YODER 56,410 97.77% 0.19% 0.23% 0.15% 0.73% 0.93%
642 YORK 53,059 85.81% 8.04% 0.90% 1.00% 1.97% 2.28%
658 YU 52,035 1.46% 0.12% 96.10% 0.02% 1.61% 0.69%
1385 YANEZ 25,563 4.76% 0.18% 0.46% 0.38% 0.20% 94.01%
1441 YARBROUGH 24,749 70.61% 23.73% 0.36% 0.75% 2.32% 2.23%
1582 YEAGER 22,634 93.95% 1.70% 0.54% 0.61% 1.34% 1.86%
1619 YBARRA 22,211 10.33% 0.30% 0.40% 0.60% 0.31% 88.06%
1740 YEE 20,591 5.58% 0.58% 83.54% 0.05% 6.99% 3.26%
1869 YOST 19,210 95.00% 0.69% 0.59% 0.32% 1.32% 2.09%
1982 YOUNGBLOOD 18,197 69.80% 23.10% 0.34% 1.69% 2.99% 2.08%
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%
2424 YAZZIE 14,949 1.58% 0.07% 0.09% 94.56% 1.74% 1.95%
2656 YANCEY 13,566 63.94% 30.72% 0.32% 0.46% 2.46% 2.09%
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%
3357 YOUNGER 10,658 64.46% 28.15% 0.80% 0.60% 2.96% 3.04%
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%
4538 YOUNT 7,817 95.29% 0.68% 0.33% 0.50% 1.37% 1.83%
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%
4766 YAGER 7,427 94.39% 0.98% 0.55% 0.32% 1.71% 2.05%
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%
5119 YARBOROUGH 6,839 66.08% 29.40% 0.37% 0.57% 1.83% 1.75%
5324 YIN 6,548 1.70% (S) 93.97% (S) 2.26% 1.80%
5353 YOCUM 6,504 92.13% 2.77% 0.74% 0.54% 1.37% 2.46%
5411 YEPEZ 6,433 3.67% 0.19% 0.37% 0.14% 0.12% 95.51%
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%
6590 YANES 5,140 9.96% 0.91% 0.86% 0.29% 0.45% 87.53%
6647 YOUMANS 5,092 73.78% 22.09% 0.49% 0.35% 1.24% 2.04%
6671 YEN 5,066 3.95% 0.47% 89.12% 0.00% 4.72% 1.74%
6776 YOUNGS 4,977 91.00% 3.28% 0.94% 0.26% 1.91% 2.61%
7261 YAP 4,590 4.62% 0.81% 82.66% 0.13% 8.76% 3.03%
7332 YINGLING 4,550 95.85% 0.81% 0.62% 0.46% 0.81% 1.45%
7461 YAMADA 4,467 7.21% (S) 78.80% (S) 11.24% 2.57%
7580 YANCY 4,384 38.96% 53.74% 0.57% 0.64% 2.92% 3.17%
7849 YUNG 4,218 19.13% (S) 75.13% (S) 3.01% 1.54%
8010 YOUSIF 4,130 85.52% 5.23% 0.56% 0.15% 7.07% 1.48%
8046 YOSHIDA 4,113 7.63% 0.22% 78.09% 0.24% 10.99% 2.82%
8280 YUSUF 4,003 7.07% 72.45% 14.89% 0.40% 3.82% 1.37%
8854 YOUSSEF 3,700 89.38% 1.62% (S) (S) 4.84% 3.27%
9212 YAEGER 3,537 95.73% 0.28% 0.68% 0.14% 1.02% 2.15%
9643 YARNELL 3,365 92.51% 2.32% 0.68% 0.39% 1.87% 2.23%
9784 YOWELL 3,311 81.46% 13.47% 0.66% 0.66% 1.30% 2.45%
10258 YARBER 3,142 68.87% 25.11% 0.41% 0.32% 3.31% 1.97%
10316 YONG 3,123 6.44% (S) 77.46% (S) 3.97% 8.97%
10429 YEARWOOD 3,085 50.15% 38.80% 0.49% 0.42% 2.82% 7.33%
10565 YAU 3,033 2.31% (S) 92.55% (S) 2.24% 2.57%
10689 YEOMANS 2,990 93.28% 1.14% 0.77% 0.33% 1.67% 2.81%
10748 YON 2,969 57.09% 13.41% 18.09% 0.40% 2.49% 8.52%
10931 YAMAGUCHI 2,912 5.87% (S) 78.98% (S) 9.75% 5.25%
10959 YETTER 2,903 95.14% (S) 0.52% (S) 1.38% 2.34%
11223 YEARY 2,818 91.48% 3.23% 0.85% 0.53% 2.20% 1.70%
11272 YEO 2,805 38.11% (S) 55.97% (S) 1.82% 3.17%
11275 YOUNGMAN 2,802 87.87% 0.82% 1.07% 6.64% 1.64% 1.96%
11430 YOHO 2,756 95.25% 0.33% 0.29% 0.87% 2.21% 1.05%
11783 YELTON 2,659 93.42% 1.09% 0.53% 1.05% 2.14% 1.77%
12399 YAWN 2,507 90.79% 4.87% 0.72% 0.52% 1.08% 2.03%
12500 YAMASHITA 2,480 6.21% (S) 78.83% (S) 11.45% 3.27%
12565 YANDELL 2,464 86.69% 0.85% 0.93% 4.59% 3.81% 3.13%
12581 YUHAS 2,461 94.60% (S) 0.57% (S) 1.22% 3.01%
12830 YALE 2,402 92.01% (S) 1.42% (S) 1.62% 3.96%
12856 YOAKUM 2,395 87.35% 5.64% 0.92% 0.29% 2.38% 3.42%
12900 YOHE 2,383 95.22% 0.50% 0.59% 0.63% 1.09% 1.97%
13065 YARDLEY 2,350 91.83% 1.19% 0.81% 1.91% 1.49% 2.77%
13091 YOW 2,343 81.48% 7.21% 5.93% 1.20% 1.84% 2.35%
13186 YELVERTON 2,318 64.37% 31.23% (S) (S) 2.33% 1.51%
13246 YOUSEF 2,305 80.00% 4.08% 5.34% (S) 6.59% (S)
13259 YEOMAN 2,302 88.14% 5.73% 0.65% 0.65% 1.95% 2.87%
13494 YUE 2,251 2.89% (S) 93.65% (S) 3.07% 0.22%
13674 YOUNCE 2,214 94.44% 1.04% 0.77% 0.50% 1.49% 1.76%
14084 YOUNGBERG 2,135 95.69% (S) 1.08% (S) 1.17% 1.78%
14296 YAMASAKI 2,094 7.50% (S) 77.60% (S) 8.50% 6.21%
14468 YONKER 2,064 93.80% 1.79% 0.78% 0.29% 1.60% 1.74%
14755 YOUNKER 2,013 93.59% 2.29% 0.60% 0.65% 1.84% 1.04%
15002 YASIN 1,969 41.19% 22.75% 23.97% (S) 7.11% (S)
15043 YING 1,964 3.05% 1.63% 89.92% 0.00% 3.56% 1.83%
15063 YOHN 1,959 94.59% 1.07% 0.77% 0.51% 1.12% 1.94%
15201 YARGER 1,938 94.17% 1.39% 0.26% 1.19% 1.60% 1.39%
15262 YOCKEY 1,925 96.83% (S) 0.52% (S) 1.40% 0.94%
15483 YUNKER 1,891 96.56% (S) 0.85% (S) 1.11% 0.90%
15560 YERKES 1,880 95.74% (S) 0.69% (S) 1.17% 1.70%
15651 YEATES 1,866 88.75% 6.11% (S) (S) 1.29% 3.00%
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%
16370 YUTZY 1,759 97.67% (S) (S) (S) 1.08% 0.91%
16734 YBANEZ 1,709 9.07% 0.35% 24.34% 0.64% 0.82% 64.77%
17056 YOUNAN 1,665 89.85% 1.26% (S) (S) 5.35% 2.88%
17142 YEBOAH 1,653 1.09% 96.49% (S) (S) 1.75% 0.42%
17142 YOCOM 1,653 94.07% (S) 0.91% (S) 1.63% 2.90%
17159 YARD 1,651 74.20% 16.23% (S) (S) 1.27% 7.09%
17249 YEATER 1,642 94.52% 0.97% 0.67% 0.55% 2.01% 1.28%
17268 YOUNKIN 1,640 96.95% 0.43% 0.43% 0.37% 0.43% 1.40%
17300 YERGER 1,636 90.46% 5.38% 0.67% 0.61% 1.28% 1.59%
17345 YZAGUIRRE 1,629 14.30% 0.55% (S) 0.49% (S) 84.10%
17745 YORKE 1,579 74.86% 21.28% (S) (S) 1.20% 1.71%
18090 YACOUB 1,540 88.44% 2.34% 1.30% 0.00% 5.06% 2.86%
18116 YOUNGQUIST 1,537 95.38% (S) 0.46% (S) 1.89% 1.95%
18601 YOSHIMURA 1,481 4.73% (S) 80.22% (S) 10.13% 4.46%
18766 YAW 1,461 78.23% 9.17% 6.50% 1.03% 1.98% 3.08%
18793 YOCHUM 1,458 93.83% (S) (S) 1.37% 1.71% 2.26%
18888 YOPP 1,446 81.40% 13.14% 0.48% 0.48% 3.39% 1.11%
19075 YILMAZ 1,427 92.22% 1.05% 1.89% 0.00% 3.15% 1.68%
19257 YEATTS 1,408 95.45% 0.92% 0.92% 0.43% 0.92% 1.35%
19774 YOUNTS 1,361 96.03% (S) 0.73% (S) 1.76% 1.10%
19834 YEPES 1,355 5.68% 0.37% 0.96% (S) (S) 92.77%
20099 YARRINGTON 1,329 89.16% 6.02% 0.75% 0.53% 1.73% 1.81%
20157 YOUNES 1,324 88.44% (S) 2.19% (S) 3.32% 5.21%
20364 YARBRO 1,305 82.38% 13.41% (S) (S) 1.69% 1.84%
20394 YEARGIN 1,303 66.46% 30.16% (S) (S) 2.30% 1.00%
20468 YOHANNES 1,297 3.32% 93.75% 1.00% (S) 1.39% (S)
20780 YARNALL 1,271 96.54% 0.00% 0.94% 0.39% 1.26% 0.87%
20884 YOKLEY 1,262 75.36% 18.86% (S) (S) 3.01% 1.98%
20996 YANT 1,253 86.99% 6.46% 2.08% 0.88% 2.39% 1.20%
21119 YOUSUF 1,243 11.26% 17.54% 64.52% 0.56% 5.31% 0.80%
21237 YAX 1,235 52.55% (S) 0.81% (S) 1.30% 44.86%
21459 YOKOYAMA 1,218 5.83% 0.00% 79.80% 0.82% 9.77% 3.78%
21717 YEATON 1,198 91.82% 2.00% 1.25% 1.42% 1.59% 1.92%
21736 YAMAUCHI 1,197 6.18% (S) 79.62% (S) 10.69% 3.34%
22301 YANKE 1,156 94.98% (S) 0.69% (S) 1.73% 1.73%
22421 YELLE 1,148 93.55% 0.52% 1.48% 1.05% 1.13% 2.26%
22592 YINGST 1,137 94.64% (S) 0.97% (S) 1.85% 1.85%
22770 YOSHIOKA 1,125 6.58% 0.00% 82.76% 0.00% 9.24% 1.42%
22827 YANTIS 1,122 90.46% 1.87% (S) (S) 3.03% 3.74%
22989 YAHYA 1,112 57.37% 15.47% 17.36% (S) 7.46% (S)
23397 YEARBY 1,087 18.49% 76.26% 0.00% 0.83% 2.67% 1.75%
23675 YNIGUEZ 1,070 10.84% (S) 5.05% 0.56% (S) 83.08%
23785 YAMANE 1,063 8.00% 0.56% 74.41% 0.00% 13.92% 3.10%
23817 YESCAS 1,061 3.77% (S) (S) 1.04% (S) 94.63%
23899 YIU 1,056 1.33% (S) 96.69% 0.00% 1.70% (S)
23899 YOUNIS 1,056 66.57% 7.01% 16.95% (S) 6.25% (S)
24174 YINGER 1,040 95.00% (S) 0.77% (S) 1.54% 1.92%
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%
24608 YONTS 1,015 95.07% (S) (S) 0.69% 1.38% 2.76%
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%
24802 YASSIN 1,004 47.21% 36.95% (S) (S) 5.78% 5.68%
24838 YULE 1,002 94.21% (S) 1.10% (S) 1.30% 2.20%
24855 YERBY 1,001 73.23% 20.08% 1.20% 1.30% 2.50% 1.70%

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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