Yahweh - Meaning of Yahweh
[ syll. ya-hweh, yah-w-eh ] The name Yahweh is pronounced as YAA-WEH- †. Yahweh is used mostly in English and its language of origin is Hebrew. The meaning of Yahweh is I am who is. A biblical name, it is derived from the word 'havah' which is of the meaning to be, to become. Yahweh is the name of God in the Old Testament, transliterated YHWH in English from the four Hebrew letters Yod Heh Waw Heh. The Jews do not traditionally speak the name as it is believed too sacred to pronounce; hence the original pronunciation is not known.
Yahweh is not commonly used as a first name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† approx pronunciation for Yahweh: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"