Names Starting with Y

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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
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian 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
Russian form of JULIUS.
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 that are pronounced in a similar way.
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.
YURI (1) m Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий or Ukrainian Юрій (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
Russian and Ukrainian 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
Alternate transcription of Russian Юрий (see YURIY).
YUSEF m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of YUSUF, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
YUSHUA 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 JUSTINA.
YUSUF m Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ÝUSUP m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUSUP m Uyghur
Uyghur form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
YUTKE f Yiddish (Rare)
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 that are pronounced the same way.
YUUDAI m Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "hero, manly" and (dai) meaning "big, great, vast", besides other combinations of kanji.
YUUKA f Japanese
From Japanese (yuu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ka) meaning "flower, blossom". It can also be composed of different kanji that 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.
YUUMA m Japanese
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.
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.
YUUTA m Japanese
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.
YUUTO m Japanese
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.
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.
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.