Name Yahya Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Yahya


Yahya is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Yahya?

Yahya is an Arabic form of the name John, which derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

What does the name Yahya mean?

Yahya means “Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious).

Pronunciation of Yahya

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Popularity of the name Yahya

The name Yahya is ranked #9807 overall.

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