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Yuma Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Yuma is of Native American origin.

The meaning of Yuma is "tribe and place name".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 4654 in popular baby names for boys with 21 occurrences. 

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


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Yuma falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Yuma.

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

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Naming a child in the Native American culture is a sacred event only to be performed by the wisest in the group, the elders. Because of the level of ritual that it is given, Native American names are considered especially significant and powerful.

Children are often named after something that appears in nature, a personality trait or their perceived destiny.

Some examples include Ooljee (Navajo name for "moon"), Weayaya (Sioux name for sunset), Ohitekah (Sioux word for brave), Abequa (Cheyenne name for "someone who stays at home"), Lomahongva (Hopi name for "rising beautiful clouds")