First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- Chinese: from the name of the area of Ye, in
present-day Henan province. During the Spring and Autumn period
(722–481 bc), a senior military adviser of the state of Chu
was killed in battle; his son was granted the area of Ye, with the
title Duke of Ye. The Duke of Ye was successful in battle, and his
descendants adopted the place name Ye as their surname.
- Korean: variant of Yi.
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