Meaning and Origin
What does the name Yaw mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- 2 submissions from North Carolina, U.S. agree the name Yaw means "Born on Thursday" and is of African origin.
- 2 people from Ghana and the United Kingdom agree the name Yaw is of Akan origin and means "Thursday born".
- A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Yaw is of Akan origin and means "Born on a Thursday".
- A submission from Ghana says the name Yaw means "Kind hearted, Thursday born, free minded person, easily get hurt, God fearing" and is of African origin.
Etymology: Cf. Yew (v. i.)
Etymology: Cf. Prov. G. gagen to rock, gageln to totter, shake, Norw. gaga to bend backward, Icel. gagr bent back, gaga to throw the neck back
- An erratic deflection from an intended course
- Swerve off course momentarily ("the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it")
- Deviate erratically from a set course ("the yawing motion of the ship")
- Be wide open
Unknown, first attested in the mid-16th century. Compare to yar.
- The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.
- The angle between the longitudinal axis of a projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of flight of the projectile.
- An act of yawing.
- (nautical) A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side; a characteristic of unsteadiness.
- The extent of yawing, the rotation angle about the vertical axis
- the of an aircraft
yaw was also found in the following language(s): Kalasha, Matal, and Middle English