Origin:Arabic
Popularity:2252
Meaning:Yahweh is merciful
Yahya is a boy’s name of Arabic origin. This traditional name translates to “Yahweh is merciful,” which clearly denotes its special religious meaning. It also honors the prophet John the Baptist. You might choose this name to pay tribute to your family’s religious path, or simply because of its unique, lyrical beauty which is sure to capture the attention of anyone who hears it.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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