Sanskrit name Yati (यति) literally means guidance, ceasing, stopping or pause. Yati also means restraint, sage, ascetic or devotee.
Reference of Yati is found in Riga Veda and Sayan (सायण) as a disposer or a giver.
Mention of Yati is also found in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति), Mahabharata and Upnishad (उपनिषद्) in which Yati refers to an ascetic or devotee one who has restrained his passions and abandoned the world.
Yati is also mentioned in the Bhagvat Puran as the name of a son of Lord Brahma. This name is referred in the Riga Veda as a mythical race of ascetics also, who have participated in the creation of the world. As per Mahabharata, Yati was a name of a son of Vishwamitra (विश्वामित्र) and Another name of Lord Shiva.
Yati is a somewhat popular name in India. According to the chart given here Yati is not used by any person of the USA as the name of their children.
In our opinion Yati is a short and sweet name. Yati also has mythological significance attached to it.
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