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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 Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

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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-EagleEyes- Says:


While I associate it with the candy and the dog, this name still sounds great for a little boy, especially in the middle!

RoddyThlayli Says:


My first thought is Joshua York from George RR Martin's Fevre Dream book.

Essa Says:


Just discovered how great this would be as a middle name. Isaac York sounds perfect to me!

lesliemarion Says:


I know it is supposed to sound noble, but I picture a small yapping dog.