How do I say his name?

“Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has bound the waters in his garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if you know?” – Proverbs 30:4

YHWH.  These letters represent the sound of the Hebrew letters that make up the creator’s name.  In ancient Hebrew the letters are “Yod” “Hay” “Waw” “Hay.”

“Yod” or “Yad” – makes the sound in English like the “y” in “yellow.”

“Hay” – makes the sound in English like “h” in “house.”

“Waw” –  makes the sound in English like “oo” in “tooth.”

String those sounds together… Y – H – OO – H.  Say it out loud!  You have just said the name of the father!

Still having trouble hearing it?  Say this word that I’m sure you’ve heard a million times: Hallleluyah.  Halleluyah is a Hebrew word that means Praise YHWH.  Hallel = Praise, Yah = the first part of his name!  Even when the word is spelled “Hallelujah,” everybody around the world says “Yah.”  This is how the 1st 2 letters of his name sound. Putting it together so far we have…

YaH – OO- H.

The last part of his name, WH, comes from the hebrew word “hawah,” which means “to exist (by the way, the 1st part of his name, YaH, also means “to exist.”).”  So the last part of his name sounds like the last part of that word, “wah,” or “oo-ah.” Ready to sound out his name with more understanding?


You said his name!  Shout it to the world!  HalleluYAH!  I tend to write his name in English like this:


Others may write his name differently (Yahuah, Yahuwah), but they are all attempts to make the sounds of the name of YHWH – Yah-OO-ah.  The next article will delve into what his name means.

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