Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Yahir

Yahir appears to be a new coinage and there are conflicting sources as to its etymology. It seems most likely that the name developed from the Biblical Hebrew name Yair meaning “he shines”. It may also be derived from an Arabic word with a similar meaning: “enlightened being”. With these meanings, it’s interesting to see that Yahir shows up as a Number Seven in numerology – which is the mystical, wise and spiritual personality that seeks to be enlightened. Coincidence? You tell us.

All About the Baby Name – Yahir

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME YAHIR

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME YAHIR

The sudden usage of the name Yahir in the United States is directly connected to the Mexican pop-ballad singer Yahir Othón Parra (known simply as Yahir). Yahir’s career was launched in 2002 thanks to a Spanish-language reality talent show; he is also the star of a few Mexican telenovelas, too. Not coincidentally the name Yahir showed up on the American male naming charts that same year (2002). The singer claims that his name is Arabic and means “enlightened one”; apparently Yahir’s father named him after a popular Brazilian soccer player from the 1970s. This handsome balladeer has made quite an impression on Mexican-Americans. The name went from complete obscurity to its peak success in less than two years (position #258 on the U.S. male naming charts in 2003). This achievement is almost unprecedented. Yahir is a ‘shining’ example of pop-culture influence at its best! The name has dropped in popularity in recent years so we think it may have been just a fast and furious fad. We’ll have to wait in see.

Quick Facts

ON YAHIR

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Arabic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

480

PRONUNCIATION:

YA-heer

SIMPLE MEANING:

He shines; Enlightened one

Characteristics

OF YAHIR

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Yahir

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME YAHIR

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Yahir

Popular Songs

ON YAHIR

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Yahir


Famous People

NAMED YAHIR

Yahir Othón Parra (known simply as Yahir, Mexican singer)

Children of Famous People

NAMED YAHIR

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Yahir

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME YAHIR

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Yahir