What does Yale mean?
Yale [yale] as a boys' name is pronounced yayl. It is of Welsh and Old English origin, and the meaning of Yale is "heights, upland; fertile moor". Place name. Also the name of one of the Ivy League universities, founded by Elihu Yale. Yael (Israeli) means "God's strength".
Yale has 1 variant: Yael.Creative forms:
(male) Yaley, Yeole, ..
(female) Yalea, Yalei, .. Middle name pairings:
Yale Andy (Y.A.), ..
How popular is Yale?
Yale is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#12181 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Yale entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #1648 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Yale is Yael (#1091 via latest list). These relations of Yale reached the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.01%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.01%, ▼27%).
Yale is pronounced similarly to Al▼, Ole▼, Olle, Ull, Wil, Will▼, Wole, Yoel and Yule. Other recommended names are Able, Bale, Beale, Cable, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Cole, Daile, Dale▼, Dalle, Dayle, Eagle, Earle▼, Erle, Fadle, Gable, Gaile, Gale▼, Gayle▼, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Jule, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Kile, Kyle▼, Ladle, Lale, Lyle▼, Nagle, Neale, Nile, Pavle, Peale, Sable, Udale (see Udell), Vaile, Vale, Yaar, Yago, Yance, Yann, Yarley, Yasr, Yates, Yudale (see Udell), Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yale.See names in meaning and etymology.