Meaning and Origin of: Yogi

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Japanese : One who practices yoga
  • Sanskrit : Unity

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Japanese : variously written, the name is of Ryūkyūan origin and is usually written with characters meaning ‘bestow’ and ‘ceremony’.
  • Indian (Gujarat, Maharashtra) : Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit yogī ‘one who performs yoga’, i.e. someone who does exercises designed to promote control of the mind and body.