Yadav Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu (usually Ahir) name, from Sanskrit yadava ‘of Yadu’, ‘descendant of Yadu’. Yadu was a legendary Hindu king, believed to be an ancestor of the god Krishna, who for this reason is sometimes referred to as Yadava. Since Krishna is said to have been brought up among Ahirs, who were herdsmen, the surname Yadav is popular among them. In Maharashtra, this name is found among the Marathas.

List of People with Surname Yadav

Based on our public records, there are a total of 453 people with the surname Yadav. Among these people surnamed Yadav, there are approximately 179 distinct names, with an average of 2 people who share the same name. Sandeep Yadav, Amit Yadav and Anil Yadav are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Yadav, with 11, 10 and 8 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Yadav, with a total of 85 people, and there are a total of 57 distinct names among these people. New Jersey is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yadav, with a total of 54 people and an average of 46 distinct names.