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Yahya Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1137 in baby name popularity for boys with 166 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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Would you like to fingerspell the name Yahya in American Sign Language?

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Just for fun, see the name Yahya in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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