US Popularity:24983
Other Origin(s):Chinese
Meaning:Born on Thursday
Yao is a gender-neutral name of Ghanaian and Chinese origin, meaning "born on Thursday." It is a popular name among the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo, a reasonable statement given its one in seven chance of occurring. In China, Yao is historically more common as a surname and is listed among the "Eight Great Xings of High Antiquity." Of these eight ancient names, only Yao and Jiang remain in use today. A Thursday birth will take all the effort out of thinking of a name for your little bundle of joy. Friday to Wednesday, Yao are out of luck.

Yao Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2021
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