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Yahya Meaning


What does Yahya mean?

The name Yahya is of Persian and Arabic origin.

The meaning of Yahya is "john".

It is also of Egyptian origin, where its meaning is "given by G-d".

Yahya is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ya-hy-a.

The Given Name Yahya

Yahya is good for parents who want a name that is elegant and attractive.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Yahya has no variant spellings.

Yahya Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,018 in baby name popularity for boys with 202 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 920 in baby name popularity for boys with 230 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Yahya Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Yahya has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Yahya to other names.

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    Yahya Name Fun

    Would you like to fingerspell the name Yahya in American Sign Language?

    Then just follow the diagram below.

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