What does the name Yankee mean? The meaning of the name Yankee is U.S. Northerner. The origin of the name Yankee is American. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
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Name Notes: Fabled to be a Native American pronunciation of the Dutch word "Engles," which means English (referring to English settlers in New England).