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What does Yale mean?

Yale Pronunciation of 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".


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, moor (meadow), strength





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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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yale name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yale outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Yale is Yael (#932 VIA LATEST LIST). These relations of Yale reached the height of their popularity a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.01%) and have remained as common to this day (ADOPTION 0.01%, 3%). Yael is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yale, Yael in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yale and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yale is pronounced similarly to Al, Ole, Olle, Ull, Wil, Will, Wole, Yoel and Yule. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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