Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With Y

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Discover the famous black people whose name starts with Y. The list includes people like YNW Melly, Yoweri Museveni, Yara Shahidi, Young Jeezy, Yella Beezy and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include football players, actresses, rappers and political leaders. This list of black celebrities whose names start with Y includes people from United States, France, Senegal, Cuba and many more countries.
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 1 
YNW Melly
(Rapper and Singer Best Known for His Songs ‘Murder on My Mind’ and ‘Mixed Personalities’)
YNW Melly
128
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 2 
Yara Shahidi
(Actress & Model Known for Her Role as 'Zoey Johnson' on the TV Series" ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish)
Yara Shahidi
40
Birthdate: February 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
Young Jeezy
(Rapper and One of the Pioneers Who Popularized Trap Music)
Young Jeezy
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
17
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Yaphet Kotto
4
Birthdate: November 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Yoweri Museveni
(9th President of Uganda)
Yoweri Museveni
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ntungamo, Uganda
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Yvonne Orji
(Actress)
Yvonne Orji
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State Rivers, Nigeria
 8 
Yohan Blake
(Jamaican Sprinter)
Yohan Blake
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Jamaica
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yasiel Puig
(Baseball player)
Yasiel Puig
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Yolanda Adams
(One of the Best-Selling Gospel Artists of All Time)
Yolanda Adams
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Yoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)
Yoenis Céspedes
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Yacine Brahimi
(Football player - Winger, attacking midfielder)
Yacine Brahimi
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 13 
Yakubu Aiyegbeni
(Football player)
Yakubu Aiyegbeni
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Youssou N'Dour
(Senegalese Musician and Former Culture Minister Who Pioneered the Mbalax Genre)
Youssou N'Dour
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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 15 
Yusef Abdul Lateef
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: December 23, 2013
 16 
Yves Edwards
(Mixed Martial Artists)
Yves Edwards
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yella Beezy
(Rapper)
Yella Beezy
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Yannick Bolasie
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Yannick Bolasie
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Yakubu Gowon
(Head of State of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975)
Yakubu Gowon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanke
 20 
Yvonne Okoro
(Actress)
Yvonne Okoro
1
Birthdate: November 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana
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Yunel Escobar
(Baseball player)
Yunel Escobar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Yvonne Nelson
(Ghanaian Actress and Film Producer Known for Her Film 'House of Gold')
Yvonne Nelson
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Yorgan De Castro
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Yorgan De Castro
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mindelo, Cape Verde
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Yasmina Khadra
(One of the Most Popular Algerian Novelists in the World)
Yasmina Khadra
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kénadsa
Black Celebrity Names:
 25 
Yves Pons
(Basketball player)
Yves Pons
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 26 
Yolanda Griffith
(Basketball player)
Yolanda Griffith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Yusef Komunyakaa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana
 28 
Yves Bissouma
(Football Midfielder)
Yves Bissouma
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Issia, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Yusuf Lule
(4th President of Uganda)
Yusuf Lule
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
Died: January 21, 1985
 30 
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Dobsonville
 31 
Yomif Kejelcha
(Ethiopian Middle-and-Long-Distance Runner)
Yomif Kejelcha
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Yoan Gouffran
(association football player)
Yoan Gouffran
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Youssoupha Fall
(Basketball player)
Youssoupha Fall
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
 34 
Yaritza Reyes
(Actress)
Yaritza Reyes
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Birthdate: December 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republic
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Yetur Gross-Matos
(American Football Player)
Yetur Gross-Matos
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 36 
Yann Karamoh
(Footballer forward position)
Yann Karamoh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 37 
Yusuf Abdurisag
(Football player)
Yusuf Abdurisag
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Doha, Qatar
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Yvonne Vera
(Author)
Yvonne Vera
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: April 7, 2005
 39 
Yaya Panton
(YouTuber)
Yaya Panton
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 3, 2008
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States
 40 
Yvon Mvogo
(Football goalkeeper)
Yvon Mvogo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
Ynw Bslime
(Rapper)
Ynw Bslime
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 2007
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United States
 42 
Yunus Musah
(Footballer right winger position)
Yunus Musah
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 43 
Young 22
(Rapper)
Young 22
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 44 
YNW JGreen
(Rapper)
YNW JGreen
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florida, United States
 45 
Yolette Leconte
(The Wife of Former Haitian President Paul Eugene Magloire)
Yolette Leconte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Fossette, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: June 13, 1981
 46 
Yuniel Dorticos
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Yanick Etienne
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthplace: Hait
 48 
Yannick Boli
(Football player - Forward)
Yannick Boli
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Young Ezee
(Instagram Star, YouTuber)
Young Ezee
1
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: May 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Youssoufa Moukoko
(Footballer striker position)
Youssoufa Moukoko
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 2004
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)