"fertile upland"

Yale Origin and Meaning

The name Yale is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "fertile upland".

An appellation that couldn't be more Ivy League or sound less Welsh. The name of the University is taken from the surname of college benefactor Elihu Yale. In the movie Manhattan, Yale Pollack is the name of Woody Allen's best friend. The Hebrew Yael is not related.

20 Names Similar to Yale

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Yale.

Famous People Named Yale

  • The Collegiate Schoolfounded in 1701 in Saybrook Colony, was renamed Yale College in 1718 in recognition of a gift from Elihu Yale, who was governor of the British East India Company.
  • Yale BossAmerican child actor of the silent screen

Yale in Pop Culture

  • Yale University is a private Ivy League university in New HavenConnecticut.
  • The yale of Beauforta mythical animal resembling an antelope with a pair of horns and a pair of tusks; found in the armorial bearings of the Beaufort family

Yale in Nameberry Blog Posts