Yao Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of an ancient place (Yao Ruins), in present-day Henan province. According to legend, the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc) was conceived and born here, after his mother was so greatly moved by the beauty of a rainbow that she became pregnant. Some of Shun’s descendants later adopted the place name Yao as their surname.

List of People with Surname Yao

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 1,726 people with the surname Yao. Among these people surnamed Yao, there are nearly 408 different names, with an average of 4 people having the same name. Li Yao, Wei Yao and David Yao are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Yao, with 30, 30 and 27 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Yao, with a total of 678 people, and there are a total of 273 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yao, with a total of 233 people and an average of 146 different names.