Yu Li in the US

  1. #14,823 Robert Oneill
  2. #14,824 Roberta Jones
  3. #14,825 Rosa Williams
  4. #14,826 Teresa Torres
  5. #14,827 Yu Li
  6. #14,828 Carol Sullivan
  7. #14,829 Charles Curtis
  8. #14,830 Erica Wilson
  9. #14,831 James Lester
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YU LI

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Meaning & Origins

Yu
‘Jade’. Jade is a symbol of purity, longevity, or immortality, also of feminine beauty.
1,062nd in the U.S.
Li
Chinese 李: from a character meaning ‘minister’. This was part of the title of Gao Yao, a great-grandson of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu, who became famous as a minister under the model emperors Yao and Shun in the 23rd century BC; he was the first to introduce laws for the repression of crime. His descendants adopted this part of his title as their surname. The use of this name continued for over a millennium to the twelfth century BC, down to the rule of the last king of the Shang dynasty, the despotic Zhou Xin. Li Zhi, the head of the Li clan at that time, displeased Zhou Xin and was executed, leaving the rest of the clan facing imminent disaster. They fled, and nearly starved to death, surviving only by eating a fruit called mu zi. When the characters for mu and zi are combined, they form the character for plum, pronounced Li. In token of this salvation, the clan changed their name to the current character for li ‘plum’. Li is now the most common surname in China. Among the many famous bearers are Lee Kwan Yew, prime minister of Singapore from 1959 to 1990; Lee Teng-hui, president of Taiwan from 1988; Li Peng, prime minister of China from 1988; and Bruce Lee (1941–73), movie actor.
434th in the U.S.

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