US Popularity:17343
Other Origin(s):African
Meaning:Born on Thursday
If baby’s kick-starting your weekend in style, the masculine name Yaw may be a perfect fit. This Ghanaian name comes from the Akan people of West Africa and follows the tradition of naming children by the day of the week they were born. Yaw means “born on Thursday” and is associated with the earth, as many believe that Nyame—the creator god—made earth on a Thursday. Rich and warm, Yaw is an ideal choice for parents wishing to honor baby’s ancestral lineage.

Yaw Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Yaw is currently #17343 in U.S. births
Boy:Yaw is currently #6080 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 1117
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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