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Topic: Yahu; Part of Name; Meaning

Mr. and Mrs. Fuentes from Miami FL wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

What does the word "Yahoo" mean in Hebrew? It is used commonly as part of a name.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Fuentes,

The Hebrew word Yahoo (or Yahu) is a name of G-d. It is commonly found at the end of people's names. It represents a Divine attribute added to the name. For example, Yeshayahu (Isaiah) means "G-d's redemption," Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) means "Fear of G-d."

I sometimes wonder if the internet company Yahoo! became such a major success simply because G-d likes the name they chose!

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