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The first name 

Yash is a first name for boys.

When two boys called Yash meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Yash is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 4 out of 100,000 boys have been named Yash. In the SmartGenius ranking, Yash is #1,880 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Yash.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Yash -
keeping with the times

Yash is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Yash cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #940 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2002. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Yash, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their son. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Yash seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Yash was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Yash in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

66 babies were named Yash in 2022 - that's 1 in 2,445,848 newborn boys. With this number, the boys' name Yash ranked 1,952 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Yash -
quite rare in all states

The odds of having a man or boy named Yash in your home state are about the same as the chance for a white Christmas in New York City – in both cases they are less than 30%. More precisely, the first name Yash is registered in 17 states, among which are California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia or Illinois. In proportion to the male population, most men and boys with the first name Yash live in New Jersey, but even there the name is rather special – on average, you would have to ask 13,953 men and boys in New Jersey for their name before you meet one who answers with Yash.

Yash has 4 letters 
and begins with a Y

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter Y is pretty rare as an initial letter for boys' names: only 1.7% of all common boys' names in the US begin with Y. By the way, the most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Yash is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Since 1.7% of all boys’ names begin with a Y, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average, but Y is by no means the rarest initial. And of course, there are single names with Y that are very popular, currently the most common boys’ name that starts with Y is Yahir.

Other names with 
Y, a, s and h

If you take all the letters in the name Yash – Y, a, s and h – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Syah or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Yash

If your name is Yash and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Yash

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Yash, you can simply say:





This is how the name Yash is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Yash in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Yash

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Yash is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Yash

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Yash sounds like this: