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Gender: M Meaning of Yale: "fertile upland" Origin of Yale: Welsh

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.

Famous People Named Yale

The Collegiate School, founded 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 Boss, American child actor of the silent screen

Pop Culture References for the name Yale

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