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Gender: Male Origin of Yahya: Arabic, Turkish, and Persian form of Yochanan Yahya's Popularity in 2017: #919

The name Yahya is a boy's name . Yahya is ranked #919 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

As a form of Yochanan, Yahya is an Islamic name that honors the prophet John the Baptist. A new entry to the US Top 1000 in 2015, it's a widely used choice in Italy and in England and Wales.

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Famous People Named Yahya

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, President of The Gambia
Yahya Khan, 3rd President of Pakistan
Yahya Golmohammadi, Iranian footballer
Yahya bey Dukagjini, Ottoman poet and politician
Yahya Hassan, Danish poet and politician of Palestinian descent

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