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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yates Meaning of Yeats: "gates" Origin of Yeats: English

The name Yeats is a girl's name of English, Irish origin meaning "gates". Yeats and is often added to lists like Poet Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Yeats, the strong name of the great Irish poet, would work better for a boy. Also has possible pronunciation problem with people who might think it rhymes with Keats. Yeats rhymes with the word from which it's derived: gates.

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JazzieJonez Says:


I love the poem "The Second Coming" by Yeats and even tho he was a man, I still see myself using it for my daughter