From Middle English York, Ȝork, from Old Norse Jórk, Jórvík, from Old English Eoforwīċ, from Latin Eborācum, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *Eborākom (compare Welsh Efrog, from Old Welsh Caer Ebrauc, from Proto-Brythonic *Eβrọg), from *eburos (“yew”) + *-ākom (positive suffix).
- (General American) IPA(key): /jɔɹk/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /jɔːk/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)k
- A city in North Yorkshire, England.
- A town in the Shire of York, Western Australia.
- A neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- A former municipality in Toronto, Canada.
- Former name of Toronto (used before 1834).
- A community in Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada.
- A community in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
- A coastal town in Sierra Leone.
- Places in the United States of America:
- a city in Sumter County, Alabama.
- an unincorporated community in Clark County, Illinois.
- an unincorporated community in Steuben County, Indiana.
- a town in York County, Maine.
- an unincorporated community in Atchison County, Missouri.
- a city in Nebraska, and county seat of York County.
- a town in Livingston County, New York State.
- a tiny city in Benson County, North Dakota.
- unincorporated communities in Jefferson and Sandusky Counties, Ohio.
- a city in Pennsylvania, and county seat of York County.
- a city in South Carolina, and county seat of York County.
- small towns in Clark, Dane and Green Counties, Wisconsin.
- an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
- The House of York, a dynasty of English kings and one of the opposing factions involved in the 15th century Wars of the Roses. The name comes from the fact that its members were descended from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York; their symbol was a white rose.
- A habitational surname from the city or the county; See also Yorke.