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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is Y.
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YA   f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
YAA   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAARA   f   Hebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YACHNA   f   Hebrew
Perhaps a feminine form of YACHIN.
YADIRA   f   Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name. It has been used in Mexico since at least the 1940s, perhaps inspired by the Colombian actress Yadira Jiménez (1928-?), who performed in Mexican films beginning in 1946.
YAEL   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAEN   f   Hebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
YAFA   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFFA.
YAFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFA   f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew יָפֶה (yafeh) meaning "beautiful".
YAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAĞMUR   f & m   Turkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAHUI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAKIRA   f   Hebrew
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
YALING   f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (líng) meaning "tinkling of jade". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YAMI   f   Hinduism
Means "twin, pair" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the first woman, the twin sister of the first man Yama.
YAMIKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAMILA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Form of JAMILA used especially in Latin America.
YAMUNA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
YAN (2)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yàn) meaning "beautiful, gorgeous" (which is usually only feminine) or (yán) meaning "cliff, rocks", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced in a similar fashion.
YANA   f   Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of JANA (1).
YANG   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANKA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of YOAN.
YANNA   f   Greek
Variant transcription of GIANNA.
YANNIC   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNICK   m & f   Breton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YARDEN   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARDENA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew feminine form of JORDAN.
YARONA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of YARON.
YAROSLAVA   f & m   Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YASAMIN   f   Persian
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASEMİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of JASMINE.
YASMEEN   f   Persian, Arabic
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASMIN   f   Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
From Persian یاسمن (yasamen) meaning "jasmine". In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of JASMINE.
YASMINA   f   Persian
Variant of YASMIN.
YASMINE   f   Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Variant transcription of YASMIN.
YASU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YATING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAWEN   f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (wén) meaning "cloud patterns". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
YAZHU   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YAZMIN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of JASMINE.
YEDIDAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDAH.
YEHUDIT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDITH.
YEJIDE   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "image of the mother" in Yoruba.
YEKATERINA   f   Russian
Russian form of KATHERINE.
YELENA   f   Russian
Russian form of HELEN.
YELIZAVETA   f   Russian
Russian form of ELIZABETH. This was the name of an 18th-century Russian empress.
YELYZAVETA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIZABETH.
YEMIMA   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YÊN   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".
YENIFER   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of JENNIFER.
YENNY   f   Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of JENNY.
YENTE   f   Yiddish
Possibly a variant of YENTL. It also means "gossip" in Yiddish.
YENTL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of the French nickname Gentille, meaning "noble, aristocratic".
YEONG   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced similarly. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name. This name was borne by Jang Yeong-sil (where Jang is the surname), a 15th-century Korean scientist and inventor.
YEONG-HUI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "enjoy, play". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
YEONG-JA   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (ja) meaning "child". Other hanja character combinations can form this name as well. Feminine names ending with the character (a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko in Japanese) were popular in Korea during the period of Japanese rule (1910-1945). After liberation this name and others like it declined in popularity.
YEONG-SUK   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YERUSHAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERUSHA.
YESENIA   f   Spanish (Latin American)
From Jessenia, the genus name of a type of tree found in South America. This name was first used by Yolanda Vargas in the Telenovela 'Yesenia' (1970).
YESFIR   f   Russian
Russian form of ESTHER.
YEŞİM   f   Turkish
Means "jade" in Turkish.
YESSICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of JESSICA.
YETER   f   Turkish
Means "enough, sufficient" in Turkish.
YEVA   f   Russian, Armenian
Russian and Armenian form of EVE.
YEVDOKIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of EUDOCIA.
YEVGENIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of EUGENIA.
YEVHENIYA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENIA.
YEVPRAKSIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of EUPRAXIA. This was the name of a daughter of Vsevolod I, Grand Prince of Kiev, who became the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV.
YEWANDE   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
YI   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
YIJUN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIZ   f   Turkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
YIN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YISKAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISCAH.
YLLKA   f   Albanian
Feminine form of YLLI.
YLVA   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Means "she-wolf", a derivative of Old Norse úlfr "wolf".
YNGVILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGVILD.
YOANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JOHN.
YOCHEVED   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOCHEBED.
YOKO   f   Japanese
Variant transcription of YOUKO.
YOLANDA   f   Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
YOLANDE   f   French
French form of YOLANDA. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law. She was a supporter of Joan of Arc.
YOLONDA   f   English
Variant of YOLANDA.
YONCA   f   Turkish
Means "clover" in Turkish.
YONG   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
YONINA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YONIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YORDANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
YORDANKA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of JORDAN.
YOSHI   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "joy, pleased" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
YOUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" or (you) meaning "ocean" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
YOUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YOUNG-HEE   f   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-HUI.
YOUNG-JA   f   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-JA.
YOUNG-SOOK   f   Korean
Variant transcription of YEONG-SUK.
YSABEL   f   Spanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of ISABEL.
YSEULT   f   French (Rare)
French form of ISOLDE.
YSEUT   f   Arthurian Romance
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Norman poem 'Tristan' by Béroul.
YSOLT   f   Arthurian Romance
Old French form of ISOLDE, appearing in the 12th-century Old French poem 'Tristan' by Thomas of Britain.
YU   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
YUA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (i) meaning "clothing, garment". It can also come from standalone (yui) using a different nanori reading. This name can be formed of other kanji or kanji combinations as well.
YUINA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yui) meaning "tie, bind" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUKI   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUKIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
YUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
YULDUZ   f   Uzbek
Means "star" in Uzbek.
YULIA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YULIYA.
YULIANA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of JULIANA.
YULIANNA   f   Russian
Russian form of JULIANA.
YULIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of JULIA.
YUMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause", (yu) meaning "friend" or a nanori reading of (yu) meaning "archery bow" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
YUMIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow" or (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters which are pronounced in a similar way.
YURI (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
YUSRA   f   Arabic
Means "wealth, ease" in Arabic.
YUSTINA   f   Russian
Russian form of JUSTINA.
YUTKE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JUDITH.
YUU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely", (yuu) meaning "brave", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YUUKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ka) meaning "flower, blossom". It can also be composed of different kanji which have the same pronunciations.
YUUKI   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "abundant" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of different kanji characters as well.
YUUNA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
YUVAL   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
YUZUKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (yuzu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YVETTE   f   French, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVONNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
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