Yagoda is Russian surname meaning "berry". However, there is a change in stress and thus pronunciation—surname is stressed Яго́да, and the berry is Я́года. It also may be a Russian version of the name Yehuda (Judah).
Notable people with the surname include:
- Genrikh Yagoda (1891–1938), Soviet state security official
- Ben Yagoda (born 1954), American professor of journalism
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