Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Jórvík, the Norse form of Old English Eoforwic, which was from the Brythonic name Eburacon meaning "yew". The Old English form Eoforwic was altered based on eofor "boar" and wīc "village".

This is the name of a city in northern England. The American city and state of New York were named after the Duke of York (James II of England).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEboracum(Ancient Celtic)
Given Name DescendantYork(English)
Surname DescendantYork(English)

Entry updated January 21, 2022