Names Starting with Y

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YOUNG-SOOK f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영숙 (see YEONG-SUK).
YOUNUS m Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of YUNUS.
YOURI m Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of YURIY.
YOUSAF m Urdu
Urdu form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YOUSEF m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of YUSUF, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
YOUSSEF m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).
YOUSUKE m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽介 or 洋介 or 洋右 (see YŌSUKE).
YOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽太 (see YŌTA).
YRIAN m Medieval Scandinavian
Medieval Scandinavian form of JURIAN.
YRJÄNÄ m Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YRJÖ m Finnish
Finnish form of GEORGE.
YSABEL f Spanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of ISABEL.
YSBRAND m Dutch
Variant of IJSBRAND.
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.
m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence", () meaning "brave", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
YUA f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUDA m Indonesian
Means "war" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit युद्ध (yuddha).
YŪDAI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "hero, manly" and (dai) meaning "big, great, vast", besides other combinations of kanji.
YUDEL m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JUDAH.
YUDES f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish short form of JUDITH.
YUHANNA m Arabic
Arabic form of Greek Ioannes (see JOHN).
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.
YŪKA f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ka) meaning "flower, blossom". It can also be composed of different kanji that have the same pronunciations.
YUKA f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "good, beautiful". It can also be formed from different kanji that have similar pronunciations.
YŪKI m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
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.
YŪKO f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "abundant" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of different kanji characters as well.
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.
YULI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлий (see YULIY).
YULIA f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian/Belarusian Юлія (see YULIYA).
YULIAN m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JULIAN.
YULIANA f Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of JULIANA.
YULIANNA f Russian
Russian form of JULIANA.
YULIY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIUS.
YULIYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of JULIA.
YŪMA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (ma) meaning "real, genuine". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
YUME f Japanese
From Japanese (yume) meaning "dream, vision". It can also come from (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful" and (me) meaning "bud, sprout", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
YU-MI f Korean
From Sino-Korean (yu) meaning "have, possess" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other hanja character combinations can also form this name.
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 that are pronounced in a similar way.
YŪNA f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
YUN-SEO f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yun) meaning "govern" or (yun) meaning "allow, consent" combined with (seo) meaning "series, sequence", as well as other hanja character combinations.
YUNUEN m & f Native American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
YUNUS m Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YUNUS EMRE m Turkish
Combination of YUNUS and EMRE, given in reference to the 13th-century poet.
YURA m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of YURIY.
YŪRI f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "permanence" and (ri) meaning "village". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji.
YURI (1) m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий, Ukrainian Юрій or Belarusian Юрый (see YURIY).
YURI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
YURIY m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of GEORGE. This name was borne by Yuriy Dolgorukiy, a 12th-century Grand Prince of Kiev. The Soviet cosmonaut Yuriy (or Yuri) Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man to travel to space, was another famous bearer of this name.
YURY m Russian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий or Belarusian Юрый (see YURIY).
YUSEF m Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian یوسف (see YOUSEF) or Arabic يوسف (see YUSUF).
YUSHA m Arabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSİF m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSRA f Arabic
Means "wealth, ease" in Arabic.
YUSTINA f Russian
Russian form of Iustina (see JUSTINA).
YUSUF m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Arabic, Turkish and Indonesian form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ÝUSUP m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUP m Uyghur
Uyghur and Avar form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YŪTA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "brave" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
YUTKE f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JUDITH.
YŪTO m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, (to) meaning "person" or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YUU m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see ).
YUUDAI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 雄大 (see YŪDAI).
YUUKA f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優花 or 有香 (see YŪKA).
YUUKI m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優希 or 悠希 or 優輝 or 悠生 (see YŪKI).
YUUKO f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優子 or 悠子 or 裕子 (see YŪKO).
YUUMA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 悠真 or 優真 (see YŪMA).
YUUNA f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優菜 or 優奈 or 柚菜 (see YŪNA).
YUURI f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 悠里 (see YŪRI).
YUUSUF m Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優太 or 悠太 or 勇太 or 雄大 (see YŪTA).
YUUTO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優斗 or 悠斗 or 悠人 or 悠翔 or 優翔 or 柚翔 or 祐翔 or 勇人 (see YŪTO).
YUVAL m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as both 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.
YVAIN m Arthurian Romance
Form of OWAIN used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his Arthurian tales.
YVAN m French
French form of IVAN.
YVES m French
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.
YVETA f Czech
Czech form of YVETTE.
YVETTE f French, English
French feminine form of YVES.
YVO m Dutch
Variant of IVO (1).
YVON m French
Medieval diminutive of YVES.
YVONA f Czech
Czech form of YVONNE.
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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