Other Origin(s):Uncertain
Meaning:Red elk; Spicate eugenia plant
If you’ve got a love for Studio Ghibli films, the name Yakul is sure to help baby share your film passion. This masculine name is of Japanese origins, and is actually found in the epic fantasy film, Princess Mononoke. In the movie, Yakul is the name of a red elk that’s the traveling companion of Prince Ashitaka. If you want to encourage baby to be a ride-or-die friend or have a free, animal-like spirit throughout their life, Yakul can make for a great choice. For an extra touch, Yakul may also have roots with the yakul maran plant, the Sri Lankan name for the spicate eugenia plant tha’s native to various Asian countries. Whether you want to connect baby to the beauty of nature or help them strengthen their inner anime nerd, Yakul is sure to make the journey.

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