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York meaning and name origin
York \yo-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced york. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of York is "boar settlement; yew settlement". Place name and surname. Also used as a title (Duke of York) in the English royal family for several hundred years.
York has 3 variant forms: Yorick, Yorrick and Yorke.
Baby names that sound like York are Yorik and Yurik.
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Popularity of York
York is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#613 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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