"vigorous, fertile"

Yale Origin and Meaning

The name Yale is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "vigorous, fertile".

Ivy League choice many will mistake for the Israeli favorite Yael, which has a different root and meaning.

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 in Pop Culture

  • Yale University is a private Ivy League university in New HavenConnecticut.
  • Yale RoseBlair Waldorf's younger sister in the "Gossip Girl" books