York - Meaning of York
[ 1 syll. yor(k), yo-rk ] The baby boy name York is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YaoRK †. York is a Scandinavian and English name of Old Greek and Old English origin. From Old English roots, its meaning is yew; pig farm - in this context, York can be used in the English language. The first name is derived from the English surname, which originated as a local name for someone from the northeastern city of York in England. The place name was originally Eburacon meaning 'yew'. Anglo-Saxon settlers later altered it by association with the Old English Eoforwic meaning 'pig farm', which in turn was translated to Iork or Iorvík in Old Norse.
In addition, York is a variant of the name George (English) in the Scandinavian language.
York is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to York, George was the most widely used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for York: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"