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 "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

This British royal family name is rather formal and brusque.

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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.