Yahya: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Yahya

The Turkish, Arabic, and Persian form of the name Yochanan, which itself is a derivative of the Biblical Hebrew form of John, meaning "God is gracious." It's funny how names like Yahya and John can be related ... but then again, you might look at your little Yahya sometimes and wonder how it's possible he's related to you, too.

Nicknames:

Ya.

Famous people named Yahya:

3rd President of Pakistan, Yahya Khan; poets Yahya bey Dukagjini and Yahya Hassan.

Fun fact:

Yahya entered the top 1000 most popular names in the U.S. in 2015.

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