Meaning & History
Lady Yunalesca is a non-player character and antagonist from Final Fantasy X, who also appears in Final Fantasy X-2. She was the first summoner to defeat Sin and bring forth the Calm. According to the game's lore, Summoner YUNA was named after Yunalesca.The exact meaning of this name is unknown. Tetsuya Nomura, the character designer of Yunalesca and Yuna, said that Yuna’s dress and necklace bear images of the "Sea Hibiscus" flower also called YUUNA, and that her name carries the meaning of “night” (夕な) in Okinawan.As for 'lesca', it may have a Greek origin from the diminutive LESKA, which means "defender of men".