Other Origin(s):Arabic
Meaning:Beautiful; May He extend
Yafit is a feminine name of Hebrew and Arabic origin, from Yafet and Japheth, meaning “beautiful” or “may He extend.” Related to Jaffa, a port city in Israel known as Yafa in Arabic and Yafo in Hebrew, Yafit has biblical and Greek mythological undertones. Jaffa features in the stories of Solomon, Jonah, and St. Peter and is also where Perseus rescues Andromeda from a dreaded sea monster. Wrapped in tales of faith, magic, and wonder, Yafit is a captivating reminder of the distant past.

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