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Yao - Meaning of Yao

What does Yao mean?

Meaning of the name YaoKwawYawKwoYaohYawo

[ 2 syll. yao, ya-o ] The baby boy name Yao is pronounced as YAA-ow- †. Yao is an African and Twi name of African-Akan origin. Yao is of the meaning boy born on Thursday.

The Fante Kwaw, the Fante Kwo, the name Yaoh, and the Twi Yaw are forms of Yao.

Another form of the name is the Ewe spelling variant Yawo.

See also the related category akan.

Yao is seldom used as a baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Yao include Ye, Yehu, Yehweh, Yihu, Yocha, Yochai, Yohei, Youhei, Yoyi, Yuuya, Yuya, Ubie, Usi, Yahya, Yahyaa, Yechia, Ewinn, Ewinne, Yaoh, and Yaw.

† English pronunciation for Yao: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"


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