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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is Y.
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YADONmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAFEm & fHebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFEm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAĞMURf & mTurkish
Means "rain" in Turkish.
YAGOmSpanish
Spanish form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAHUIf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (huì) meaning "favour, benefit". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YAHWEHmTheology
A name of the Hebrew God, represented in Hebrew by the tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H. Because it was considered blasphemous to utter the name of God, it was only written and never spoken, which resulted in the original pronunciation becoming lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root הוה (hawah) meaning "to be" or "to become".
YAHYAmArabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.
YAKIMmRussian
Russian form of JOACHIM.
YAKIVmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
YAKOVmHebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and a Hebrew variant transcription of YAAKOV.
YAKUBmArabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAKUPmTurkish
Turkish form of JACOB.
YALÇINmTurkish
Means "steep" in Turkish.
YALEmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was itself derived from a place name meaning "fertile upland" (from Welsh ial).
YAMmNear Eastern Mythology
Means "sea" in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El.
YAMA (1)mHinduism
Means "twin" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of death. He is also regarded as the first mortal being, or in other words, the first person to die. This name is related to Persian Jam.
YAMA (2)mPashto
Pashto form of JAM.
YAMANUmEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
YAMATOmJapanese
From YAMATO, an ancient name for Japan. It can also refer to the Yamato period in Japanese history, which lasted into the 8th century. The individual kanji are meaning "great" and meaning "harmony".
YAMIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be grateful, praise" in Chewa.
YAMINmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAMIN.
YAN (1)mBelarusian
Belarusian variant of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YAN (2)f & mChinese
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.
YANCYmEnglish
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "JAN (1)'s son".
YANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YANICKm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANIVmHebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YANKELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
YANKOmBulgarian
Diminutive of YOAN (2).
YANNmBreton, French
Breton form of JOHN.
YANNImGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YANNICm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNICKm & fBreton, French
Masculine and feminine diminutive of YANN.
YANNISmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YAOmWestern African, Ewe
Means "born on Thursday" in Ewe.
YAQOOBmArabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQUBmArabic
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
YA'RAHmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARDENm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YAREDmBiblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YARIKmRussian
Russian diminutive of YAROSLAV.
YAROGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROGNIEW.
YAROMILmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of JARMIL.
YAROMIRmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROMÍR.
YARONmHebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YAROPOLKmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of JAROPEŁK.
YAROSLAVmRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian form of JAROSŁAW.
YAROSLAVAf & mRussian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of JAROSŁAW.
YAŞARmTurkish
Means "lives, inhabits" in Turkish.
YASENmBulgarian
Means both "ash tree" and "clear, serene" in Bulgarian.
YASERmPersian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of YASIR, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
YASHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASHAmRussian
Russian diminutive of YAKOV.
YASİNmTurkish
Turkish form of YASIN.
YASINmArabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIRmArabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
YASSERmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of YASIR.
YASUf & mJapanese
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.
YATINGf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (tíng) meaning "pretty, graceful". Other character combinations are possible.
YAVORmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JAVOR.
YAVUZmTurkish
Means "stern, grim" in Turkish.
YAWmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Thursday" in Akan.
YAWANmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YAXKINmNative American, Mayan
Means "sun" in Mayan.
YAZHUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "elegant, graceful, refined" combined with (zhù) meaning "lute, zither, build". Other character combinations are also possible.
YEFIMmRussian
Russian form of the Greek name Ευφεμιος (Euphemios), the masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
YEFREMmRussian
Russian form of EPHRAIM.
YEGORmRussian
Russian form of GEORGE.
YEHIELmHebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHOCHANANmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHOWAHmTheology
Variant spelling of YAHWEH.
YEHU'mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAmHebrew
Variant transcription of YEHUDAH.
YE-JUNmKorean
From Sino-Korean (ye) meaning "art, talent, craft" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome", as well as other hanja combinations.
YEMELYANmRussian
Russian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
YEONGf & mKorean
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-CHEOLmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" combined with (cheol) meaning "wise, sage". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-GImKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper" and (gi) meaning "rise, stand up, begin". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
YEONG-HOmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", (yeong) meaning "reflect light" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "bright, luminous, clear, hoary". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-HWANmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hwan) meaning "shining, brilliant, lustrous". Other hanja combinations are possible as well.
YEONG-SUmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "perpetual, eternal" and (su) meaning "long life, lifespan", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YEREDmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERMOLAImRussian
Russian form of HERMOLAOS.
YERUSLANmFolklore
From Tatar Uruslan, which was possibly from Turkic arslan meaning "lion". Yeruslan Lazarevich is the name of a hero in Russian and Tatar folktales. These tales were based on (or at least influenced by) Persian tales of their hero Rostam.
YESHAYAHUmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUAmBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YEVGENmUkrainian
Variant transcription of YEVHEN.
YEVGENImRussian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVGENIYmRussian
Russian form of EUGENE.
YEVGENYmRussian
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
YEVHENmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEVHENIYmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUGENE.
YEZEKAELmBreton
Breton form of Iudicael (see JUDICAËL).
YIf & mChinese
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.
YIANNImGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNI.
YIANNISmGreek
Variant transcription of GIANNIS.
YIDELmYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YİĞİTmTurkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YIJUNm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
YILDIRIMmTurkish
Means "lightning" in Turkish.
YILMAZmTurkish
Means "dauntless, intrepid" in Turkish.
YIMAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAM.
YIMA KSHAETAmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YINf & mChinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YIORGOSmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YIRMIYAHUmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAImHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRA'ELmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISRAELmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YITZHAKmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YLLImAlbanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".
YNGVImNorse Mythology
Possibly an Old Norse cognate of ING. This was an alternate name of the god Freyr, who as Yngvi-Freyr was regarded as the ancestor of the Swedish royal family.
YOAN (1)mFrench
French form of JOHANN.
YOAN (2)mBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOHN.
YOANNmFrench
French form of JOHANN.
YOCHANANmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOHANESmIndonesian
Indonesian form of JOHN.
YOLOTLf & mNative American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
YONATANmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONGm & fChinese, 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.
YONImHebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YORATHmWelsh
Anglicized form of IORWERTH.
YORDANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JORDAN.
YORGOSmGreek
Variant transcription of GIORGOS.
YORImJapanese
From Japanese (yori) meaning "rely" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YORICKmLiterature, English, Dutch
Altered form of JØRG. Shakespeare used this name for a deceased court jester in his play 'Hamlet' (1600).
YORKmEnglish
From a surname, which was derived from York, the name of a city in northern England. The city name was originally Eburacon, Latinized as Eboracum, meaning "yew" in Brythonic, but it was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic, meaning "pig farm".
YOSHIm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
YOSHIROmJapanese
Variant transcription of YOSHIROU.
YOSHIROUmJapanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YOSIFmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of JOSEPH.
YOSYPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of JOSEPH.
YOUCEFmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of YUSUF, commonly used for Algerian Arabic.
YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG.
YOUNG-GImKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-GI.
YOUNG-HOmKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-HO.
YOUNG-SOOmKorean
Variant transcription of YEONG-SU.
YOUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YOUSSEFmArabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YOUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.
YRIANmMedieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
YRJÄNÄmFinnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YRJÖmFinnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YUf & mChinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
YUDAmIndonesian
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).
YUDELmYiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YUHANNAmArabic
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YUKIf & mJapanese
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.
YULImRussian
Variant transcription of YULIY.
YULIANmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JULIAN.
YULIYmRussian
Russian form of JULIUS.
YUNf & mChinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters which are pronounced in a similar way.
YUNUENm & fNative American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YUNUSmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YURAmRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YURI (1)mRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of YURIY.
YURIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of GEORGE. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was a famous bearer of this name.
YUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YUSHUAmArabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSİFmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSSELmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JOSEPH.
YUSUFmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ÝUSUPmTurkmen
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUPmUyghur
Uyghur form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely", (yuu) meaning "brave", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YUUDAImJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "hero, manly" and (dai) meaning "big, great, vast", besides other combinations of kanji.
YUUKIm & fJapanese
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.
YUUMAmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" or (yuu) meaning "brave" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
YUUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yuu) meaning "distant, leisurely" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, (to) meaning "person" or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUVALm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
YVAINmArthurian Romance
Form of OWAIN used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his Arthurian tales.
YVESmFrench
Medieval French form of IVO (1). This was the name of two French saints: an 11th-century bishop of Chartres and a 13th-century parish priest and lawyer, also known as Ivo of Kermartin, the patron saint of Brittany.
YVOmDutch
Variant of IVO (1).
YVONmFrench
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
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