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Gender: Male Pronunciation: yates Meaning of Yeats: "the gates" Origin of Yeats: English

The name Yeats is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the gates". Yeats and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Admirers of the haunting works of esteemed Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats might consider this, especially as a middle name.

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Famous People Named Yeats

W. B. Yeats, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Pop Culture References for the name Yeats

Frazer Yeats, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"