You Name Meaning

Chinese : from a byname of a certain Prince Yan, who lived during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc) in the state of Zheng, in modern-day Henan province. He had the byname Ziyou, and the second character of this name was adopted as a surname by his descendants. Chinese : altered form of the surname Shen. During the Five Dynasties period (907–960) the founder of the state of Min, in present-day Fujian province, was called Wang Shen Zhi. The character in his name for Shen, , was pronounced in the same way as the character for the surname Shen, (see Shen 1). This spelled danger for those named Shen, as the culture of the time regarded imitation not as as flattery, but as criminal arrogance. A solution to the problem was developed by dropping from the portion signifying water, which changed the character into ,pronounced You. Korean: variant of Yu.

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List of People with Surname You

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 764 people with the surname You. Among these people surnamed You, there are nearly 203 different names, with an average of 3 people having the same name. Jin You, Jae You and Sung You are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed You, with 25, 19 and 16 people respectively.

Besides that, Our findings indicate that California has the highest number of people surnamed You, with a total of 257 people, and there are a total of 130 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname You, with a total of 140 people and an average of 73 different names.