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Gender: Male Meaning of York: "from the yew estate" Origin of York: English

The name York is a boy's name of English origin meaning "from the yew estate". York and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Lights, Camara, Baby Name Game! Actress BNG, Part 1".

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This British royal family name is rather formal and brusque.

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Famous People Named York

York, American explorer, member of the Lewis and Clark expedition
York Banks Asla, son of model and TV personality Tyra Banks
Lucas York Black, American actor
Taylor Benjamin York, guitarist in American rock band Paramore
Dick York, American actor
Michael York, English actor
Alvin York, one of the most decorated American soldiers in WWI
The Duke of York, British royal title

Pop Culture References for the name York

Charlotte York, character on "Sex and the City"
Agent York, freelancer in web series "Red vs. Blue"
Alvin York, eponymous character in the film "Sergeant York"
Vossler York Azelas, character in video game "Final Fantasy XII"
York Peppermint Patty, chocolate mint candy
York, England,
New York State, USA
New York City, N.Y.

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