Feminine Names

gender
usage
Vinka f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of Vincent.
Vinnie m & f English
Diminutive of Vincent and other names containing vin.
Viola f English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Means "violet" in Latin. This was the name of the heroine in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night (1602).
Violet f English
From the English word violet for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola. It was common in Scotland from the 16th century, and it came into general use as an English given name during the 19th century.
Violeta f Romanian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Lithuanian
Form of Violet in several languages.
Violetta f Italian, Russian, Hungarian
Italian, Russian and Hungarian form of Violet.
Violette f French
French form of Violet.
Viona f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Fiona influenced by Viola.
Viorela f Romanian
Feminine form of Viorel.
Viorica f Romanian
Derived from Romanian viorea (see Viorel).
Vira f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Vera 1.
Virág f Hungarian
Means "flower" in Hungarian.
Virgee f English
Diminutive of Virginia.
Virgie f English
Diminutive of Virginia.
Virginia f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Greek, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius, which is of unknown meaning, but long associated with Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to a legend, it was the name of a Roman woman killed by her father so as to save her from the clutches of a crooked official.... [more]
Virginie f French
French form of Virginia.
Virginija f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Virginia.
Virna f Italian
As an Italian name it owes its usage primarily to the actress Virna Lisi (1936-2014). Her name was invented by her father.
Virva f Finnish
Possibly derived from Finnish virvatuli meaning "will o' the wisp". In folklore, will o' the wisp is a floating ball of light that appears over water.
Virve f Estonian, Finnish
From Estonian virves meaning "sprout, shoot" or virve meaning "ripple, shimmer".
Visitación f Spanish
Means "visitation" in Spanish. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.
Višnja f Croatian, Serbian
Means "sour cherry" in Croatian and Serbian.
Vissenta f Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Vincent.
Vita 2 f Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian short form of Viktoriya.
Vitalia f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Vitale.
Vitalija f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of Vitalis (see Vitale).
Vitaliya f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Vitalis (see Vitale).
Vitória f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Victoria.
Vittoria f Italian
Italian form of Victoria.
Viveka f Swedish
Swedish form of Wiebke.
Vivi f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian diminutive of names beginning with Vi, as well as Olivia and Sofia.
Vivian m & f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Latin name Vivianus, which was derived from Latin vivus "alive". Saint Vivian was a French bishop who provided protection during the Visigoth invasion of the 5th century. It has been occasionally used as an English (masculine) name since the Middle Ages. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name, in which case it is either an Anglicized form of Bébinn or a variant of Vivien 2.
Viviana f Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of Vivianus (see Vivian). Saint Viviana (also known as Bibiana) was a Roman saint and martyr of the 4th century.
Viviane f French
French form of Viviana. It is also the French form of Vivien 2.
Vivianne f French
Variant of Viviane.
Vivien 2 f Literature, Hungarian
Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson as the name of the Lady of the Lake in his Arthurian epic Idylls of the King (1859). Tennyson may have based it on Vivienne, but it possibly arose as a misreading of Ninian. A famous bearer was British actress Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), who played Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.
Vivienne f French
French form of Viviana.
Viviette f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Vivienne. William John Locke used this name for the title character in his novel Viviette (1910).
Viyan f Kurdish
Means "desire" in Kurdish.
Vjekoslava f Croatian
Feminine form of Vjekoslav.
Vjera f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian cognate of Vera 1.
Vladana f Serbian, Czech
Feminine form of Vladan.
Vladěna f Czech
Czech feminine form of Vladan.
Vladimíra f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Vladimira.
Vladimira f Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of Vladimir.
Vladislava f Russian, Czech
Feminine form of Vladislav.
Vladlena f Russian
Feminine form of Vladlen.
Vladyslava f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of Vladislav.
Vlasta f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names beginning with the Slavic element vlasti "rule, sovereignty" (the descendant word vlast means "homeland" in modern Czech).
Vlastimila f Czech
Feminine form of Vlastimil.
Vlatka f Croatian
Diminutive of Vladimira.
Voirrey f Manx
Vocative form of Moirrey.
Vojislava f Serbian
Feminine form of Vojislav.
Volha f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Olga.
Vonda f English
Variant of Wanda, reflecting the Polish pronunciation.
Vosgi f & m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ոսկի (see Voski).
Voski f & m Armenian
Means "gold" in Armenian.
Voula f Greek
Diminutive of Paraskevi.
Vratislava f Czech
Feminine form of Vratislav.
Vreni f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Verena.
Vuokko f Finnish
Means "anemone flower" in Finnish.
Vüsala f Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Vüsalə.
Vüsalə f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Vüsal.
Vyara f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Vera 1.
Vytautė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Vytautas.
Wacława f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of Wacław.
Wafiya f Arabic
Feminine form of Wafi.
Waheeda f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وحيدة (see Wahida).
Wahida f Arabic
Feminine form of Wahid.
Waimarie f Maori
Means "good luck" in Maori.
Wairimu f Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu irimũ meaning "ogre, giant". In the Kikuyu origin legend Wairimu is of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
Wakana f Japanese
From Japanese (wa) meaning "harmony, peace" and (kana) meaning "play music, complete", as well as other combinations of kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Walburga f German
Means "ruler of the fortress" from the Germanic elements wald "power, leader, ruler" and burg "fortress". This was the name of an 8th-century saint from England who did missionary work in Germany.
Waldeburg f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Walburga.
Waldedrudis f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Waltraud.
Walentyna f Polish
Polish form of Valentina.
Waleria f Polish
Polish form of Valeria.
Wallis m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Wallace. Wallis Simpson (1895-1986) was the divorced woman whom Edward VIII married, which forced him to abdicate the British throne.
Waltraud f German
From the Germanic element wald "power, ruler" or walha "foreign" combined with thrud "strength".
Waltraut f German
Variant of Waltraud.
Wambui f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "zebra" in Kikuyu. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
Wanangwa m & f Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "freedom" in Tumbuka.
Wanda f Polish, English, German, French
Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel Wanda (1883).
Wangari f Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngarĩ meaning "leopard". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
Wangchuk m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "mighty" in Tibetan, from དབང (dbang) meaning "power" and ཕྱུག (phyug) meaning "wealthy, possessing". This is the Tibetan name for the god Shiva.
Wangi f Indonesian, Malay
Means "fragrant" in Malay and Indonesian.
Wangui f Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu ngũi meaning "song leader". This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
Wanjiku f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Meaning unknown. This is one of Mumbi's nine daughters in the Kikuyu origin legend.
Wanjiru f Eastern African, Kikuyu
Possibly from Kikuyu njĩra meaning "way, path". In the Kikuyu origin legend this is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi.
Warda f Arabic
Means "rose" in Arabic, ultimately a borrowing from an Iranian language.
Wardah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وردة (see Warda).
Washti f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Vashti.
Wassa f Anglo-Saxon
Meaning uncertain. It may be a short form of a longer name such as Wāðsige, composed of the elements wāð "hunt" and sige "victory".
Wati f Indonesian, Malay
From a suffix meaning "woman" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
Wattana f & m Thai
Means "development" in Thai.
Wayan m & f Balinese
From Balinese wayah meaning "old, mature", ultimately from Sanskrit वयस् (vayas) meaning "energy, strength, age". This name is traditionally given to the first-born child.
Wedad f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وداد (see Widad).
Wei m & f Chinese
From Chinese (wēi) meaning "power, pomp", (wēi) meaning "high, lofty, towering" or (wěi) meaning "great, robust, extraordinary". As a feminine name it can come from (wēi) meaning "small" or (wēi) meaning "fern". This name can be formed by other Chinese characters besides those shown here.
Wen m & f Chinese
From Chinese (wén) meaning "literature, culture, writing", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Wenche f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Wenke. A famous bearer is the Norwegian singer Wenche Myhre (1947-), known as Wencke in some countries so as to avoid pronunciation confusion.
Wendi f English
Variant of Wendy.
Wendy f English
In the case of the character from J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan (1904), it was created from the nickname fwendy "friend", given to the author by a young friend. However, the name was used prior to the play (rarely), in which case it could be related to the Welsh name Gwendolen and other names beginning with the element gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed". The name only became common after Barrie's play ran.
Wenke f Low German
Low German diminutive of Germanic names containing the element win meaning "friend".
Wenonah f Literature
Variant of Winona. This spelling of the name was used by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the mother of Hiawatha in his 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.
Wera f Polish
Polish form of Vera 1 or a short form of Weronika.
Werknesh f Eastern African, Amharic
Alternate transcription of Amharic ወርቅነሽ (see Worknesh).
Weronika f Polish, Sorbian
Polish and Sorbian form of Veronica.
Whetū f Maori
Means "star" in Maori.
Whitney f & m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).
Wibke f German
Feminine form of Wiebe.
Widad f Arabic
Means "love" in Arabic.
Widya f Indonesian
Indonesian form of Vidya.
Wiebke f Frisian, German
Feminine form of Wiebe.
Wiesława f Polish
Feminine form of Wielisław.
Wigburg f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements wig "war" and burg "fortress".
Wikolia f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Victoria.
Wiktoria f Polish
Polish form of Victoria.
Wil m & f English, Dutch
Short form of William and other names beginning with Wil.
Wilburg f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wil "will, desire" and burg "fortress".
Wilda f English
Meaning unknown, perhaps from a German surname, or perhaps from the English word wild. It has been in use since the 19th century.
Wilfreda f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Wilfred.
Wilhelmina f Dutch, German (Rare), English
Dutch and German feminine form of Wilhelm. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
Wilhelmine f German
German feminine form of Wilhelm.
Willa f English
Feminine form of William.
Willemijn f Dutch
Feminine form of Willem.
Willemina f Dutch
Feminine form of Willem.
Willidrud f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Wiltrud.
Willie m & f English
Masculine or feminine diminutive of William. A notable bearer is the retired American baseball player Willie Mays (1931-).
Willow f English (Modern)
From the name of the tree, which is ultimately derived from Old English welig.
Willy m & f English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of William, Wilhelm or Willem. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
Wilma f German, Dutch, English
Short form of Wilhelmina. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
Wilmot m & f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive and feminine form of William.
Wiltrud f German
Derived from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and thrud "strength".
Wina f Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element win meaning "friend".
Windsor m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "riverbank with a windlass" in Old English (a windlass is a lifting apparatus). This has been the surname of the royal family of the United Kingdom since 1917.
Winifred f Welsh, English
Anglicized form of Gwenfrewi, the spelling altered by association with Winfred. It became used in England in the 16th century.
Winnie f English
Diminutive of Winifred. Winnie-the-Pooh, a stuffed bear in children's books by A. A. Milne, was named after a real bear named Winnipeg who lived at the London Zoo.
Winona f English, Indigenous American, Sioux
Means "firstborn daughter" in Dakota. This was the name of the daughter of the 19th-century Dakota chief Wapasha III.
Winter f English (Modern)
From the English word for the season, derived from Old English winter.
Wiola f Polish
Polish form of Viola.
Wioleta f Polish
Polish form of Violet.
Wioletta f Polish
Polish form of Violet.
Wisdom f & m English (Rare)
Simply from the English word, a derivative of Old English wis "wise".
Wisława f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of Wielisław.
Wobbe m & f Frisian
Variant and feminine form of Wob.
Wojciecha f Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of Wojciech.
Wren f English (Modern)
From the English word for the small songbird. It is ultimately derived from Old English wrenna.
Wu m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
Wulan f Javanese
Javanese form of Bulan.
Wulfgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and giefu "gift".
Wulfrun f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and run "secret, mystery". This was the name of a 10th-century English noblewoman who founded the city of Wolverhampton.
Wulfruna f History
Form of Wulfrun sometimes used in reference to the 10th-century noblewoman.
Wynne 1 m & f Welsh
Variant of Wyn, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Wynona f English
Variant of Winona.
Xaawo f Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Eve.
Xaliima f Eastern African, Somali
Somali feminine form of Halim.
Xandra f Dutch
Short form of Alexandra.
Xanthe f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ξανθός (xanthos) meaning "yellow" or "fair hair". This was the name of a few minor figures in Greek mythology.
Xanthi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xanthe.
Xanthia f English (Rare)
Modern elaborated form of Xanthe.
Xanthippe f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Xanthippos. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
Xanthippi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xanthippe.
Xavia f English (Rare)
Modern feminine form of Xavier.
Xaviera f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Xavier.
Xena f Popular Culture
Probably a variant of Xenia. This was the name of the main character in the 1990s television series Xena: Warrior Princess.
Xene f Late Greek
Variant of Xenia. This was occasionally adopted as a monastic name during the Byzantine era.
Xeni f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Xene.
Xènia f Catalan
Catalan form of Xenia.
Xenia f Greek, Ancient Greek
Means "hospitality" in Greek, a derivative of ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreigner, guest". This was the name of a 5th-century saint who is venerated in the Eastern Church.
Xenie f Czech
Czech form of Xenia.
Xeno f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Xenon.
Xhesika f Albanian
Albanian form of Jessica.
Xia m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xià) meaning "summer, great, grand", (xiá) meaning "rosy clouds", or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Xiadani f Indigenous American, Zapotec
Possibly means "the flower that arrived" in Zapotec.
Xiana f Galician
From Xuliana, the Galician form of Juliana.
Xiang m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xiáng) meaning "soar, glide", (xiáng) meaning "good luck, good omen", (xiāng) meaning "fragrant" (which is usually only feminine) or (xiāng), which refers to the Xiang River in southern China. This name can also be formed from other characters.
Ximena f Spanish
Feminine form of Ximeno. This was the name of the wife of El Cid.
Xinyi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xīn) meaning "happy, joyous, delighted" or (xīn) meaning "heart, mind, soul" combined with () meaning "joy, harmony". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Xiomara f Spanish
Possibly a Spanish form of Guiomar.
Xiu f Chinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Xiulan f Chinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
Xiuying f Chinese
From Chinese (xiù) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (yīng) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". Other character combinations are possible.
Xoana f Galician
Galician feminine form of John.
Xóchilt f Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Spanish variant form of Xóchitl.
Xochiquetzal f Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "flower feather" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec goddess of love, flowers and the earth, the twin sister of Xochipilli.
Xochitl f Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "flower" in Nahuatl.
Xquenda m & f Indigenous American, Zapotec
Means "spirit, soul, essence" in Zapotec.
Xuân m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (xuân) meaning "spring (the season)".
Xue f & m Chinese
From Chinese (xuě) meaning "snow" or (xué) meaning "study, learning, school", besides other characters pronounced similarly.
Xulia f Galician
Galician form of Julia.
Xun m & f Chinese
From Chinese (xūn) meaning "meritorious deed, rank" or (xùn) meaning "snow", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
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.
Yachin m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jachin.
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.
Yaeko f Japanese
From Japanese (ya) and (e) meaning "multilayered" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji characters can also form this name.
Yael f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jael.
Yaen f Hebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
Yafa f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפָה (see 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see 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.
Yaiza f Spanish
From the name of a town in the Canary Islands, Spain. It was used by the novelist Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa for the main character in his Ocean trilogy of books (beginning 1984).
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 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.
Yancy m & f English
From a surname, which was an Americanized form of the Dutch surname Jansen meaning "Jan 1's son".
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
Diminutive of Yann or Yanna 2.
Yanina f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of Yana.
Yanka f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Yoan 2.
Yanna 1 f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννα (see Gianna).
Yanna 2 f Breton
Breton feminine form of Yann.
Yannic m & f Breton
Diminutive of Yann or Yanna 2.
Yannick m & f Breton, French
Diminutive of Yann or Yanna 2.
Yannig m & f Breton
Diminutive of Yann or Yanna 2.
Yara 1 f Arabic
From Persian یار (yar) meaning "friend, helper".
Yarden m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jordan.
Yardena f Hebrew
Hebrew feminine form of Jordan.
Yaren f Turkish
Means "close friend", derived from Persian یاران (yaran).
Yaritza f Spanish (Latin American)
Elaborated form of Yara 1 or Yara 2 (using the same suffix as Maritza).
Yarona f Hebrew
Feminine form of Yaron.
Yaroslava f Russian, Ukrainian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Ukrainian feminine form of Jarosław.
Yasaman f Persian
Variant of Yasamin.
Yasamin f Persian
Persian form of Yasmin.
Yasemin f Turkish
Turkish form of Jasmine.
Yasmeen f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ياسمين or Urdu یاسمین (see Yasmin).
Yasmin f Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, English (Modern)
Means "jasmine" in Arabic and Hebrew, derived from Persian یاسمین (yasamin). In modern times it has been used in the western world, as an Arabic-influenced variant of Jasmine.
Yasmine f Arabic, French, English (Modern)
Alternate transcription of Arabic ياسمين (see Yasmin).
Yasu 1 f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yasu) meaning "peace, quiet", (yasu) meaning "peaceful" or (yasu) meaning "flat, smooth, level", as well as other kanji that 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.
Yauheniya f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Eugenia.
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.
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.
Yelysaveta f Ukrainian
Traditional Ukrainian form of Elizabeth.
Yelyzaveta f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Elizabeth.
Yên f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (yên) meaning "calm, peaceful".
Yenny f Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish variant of Jenny.
Yente f Yiddish (Rare)
From French gentille meaning "noble, aristocratic". This is the name of a gossipy matchmaker in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem. Due to the character, this name has also acquired the meaning "gossiper".
Yentl f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Yente.
Yeong f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", as well as other hanja characters that 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.
Yesenia f Spanish (Latin American)
From Jessenia, the genus name of a variety of palm trees found in South America. As a given name, it was popularized by the writer Yolanda Vargas Dulché in the 1970 Mexican telenovela Yesenia and the 1971 film adaptation.
Yeseniya f Russian
Russian form of Yesenia. The 1971 Mexican movie was extremely popular in the Soviet Union.
Yesfir f Russian
Russian form of Esther.
Yésica f Spanish
Spanish form of Jessica.
Yeşim f Turkish
Means "jade" in Turkish.
Yéssica f Spanish
Spanish form of Jessica.
Yeter f Turkish
Means "enough, sufficient" in Turkish.
Yetunde f Western African, Yoruba
Means "mother has returned" in Yoruba.
Yeva f Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian
Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian form of Eve.
Yevdokiya f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Eudocia.
Yevgeniya f Russian
Russian form of Eugenia.
Yevheniya f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Eugenia.
Yevpraksiya f Russian (Rare)
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.