Yin Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Yin City, in present-day Shanxi province, or from a status name of a government official. A grandson of the legendary emperor Huang Di (2697–2595 bc) was granted Yin City and in due course his descendants adopted the name of the city as their surname. Additionally, throughout the Shang (1766–1122 bc) and Zhou (1122–221 bc) dynasties, there existed a high government position called Yin. Many descendants of Yin officials adopted the status name Yin as their surname. Chinese : from the name of the Yin dynasty and the city from which it takes its name. Midway through the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc), the Shang moved their capital to the city of Yin, in present-day Henan province. Some scholars divide the Shang dynasty into two parts, calling the first half the Shang dynasty, and the second half the Yin dynasty. After the Zhou conquered the Shang, many descendants of the vanquished Yin adopted the city name as their surname. Cambodian: unexplained.

List of People with Surname Yin

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 1,369 people with the surname Yin. Among these people surnamed Yin, there are nearly 389 different names, with an average of 3 people having the same name. Hong Yin, Jun Yin and Ming Yin are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Yin, with 27, 26 and 23 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed Yin, with a total of 511 people, and there are a total of 245 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yin, with a total of 182 people and an average of 113 different names.