Submitted Names Starting with Y

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Ý f Vietnamese
Means "Italy" in Vietnamese.
YAA f Japanese
From Japanese 弥 (ya) meaning "universally" combined with 杏 (a) meaning "apricot" or 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAABARI m & f Ogoni
Means "thank God" in Khana.
YA’AD m & f Hebrew
Goal, Objective, Aim, Destination.
YAAKOVA f Jewish (Rare)
Feminine form of Yaakov.
YAALOM f Hebrew
Means "dimond" in hebrew.
YAAWAR m Pakistani
Urdu masculine name meaning "aiding", via the Persian word یاور (yâvar), a literary word for an assistant.
YABA f & m Nago, Yoruba, ?
YACATECUHTLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Aztec god of travelling merchants.
YACHAY f Quechua
Means "know, take notice" in Quechua.
YACHE f Jewish, Yiddish
Short form of Yachet or Yachna.
YACHET f Jewish, Yiddish
Some link this name to a pet form of Yocheved, while others say it is a Yiddish form of Jacinthe. See Yachna.
YACHIE f Japanese
Japanese feminine given name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight" or 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly"; 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" or 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom"; and 恵 (e) meaning "favour, blessing".
YACHIHA f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 千 (chi) meaning "wisdom" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
YACHIHO f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight" 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" 帆 (ho) meaning "sail" or 穂 (ho) meaning "ear of grain, crest of a wave".
YACHIKA f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight" or 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 花 (ka) meaning "flower".
YACHIKO f Japanese
Derived from Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 子 (ko) meaning "child".
YACHIRU f Japanese
Means "eight thousand flows" in Japanese. Yachiru Kusajishi is the name of the vice captain in squad eleven in Bleach.
YACHIYO f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly" or 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow"; 千 (chi) meaning "thousand", 智 (chi) meaning "wisdom, reason" or 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom"; and 代 (yo) or 世 (yo) meaning "world, generation", or 夜 (yo) meaning "night, evening".
YACHOUH m & f Ancient Aramaic, Arabic
Aramaic form of Jesus.
YACINE m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Yasin (chiefly Algerian).
YACKO m African American, Kanga
Possible variant of Yaco.
YACOB m Ethiopian
Form of Jacob used in Ethiopia.
YACOMES m & f Greek
"Yacomes"
YACOUBA m Western African, Akan, Manding, Fula, Hausa
Form of Yaqub used in West Africa.
YACQUUB m Somali
A Somali form of Yaqub.
YADA f Thai
Means "philosopher" in Thai.
YADANA f Burmese
Means "treasure, gem, jewel" in Burmese.
YADANAR f Burmese
Variant transcription of Yadana.
YADGAR m Kurdish
Derived from Kurdish yadîgar meaning "souvenir".
YADIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a masculine form of Yadira or otherwise related to it. Also compare Yadiel and Yair. A known bearer of this name is Yadier Molina (b. 1982), a Puerto Rican professional baseball player.
YADİGAR m & f Turkish
A memory, someone or something that reminds of someone or something. Persian origin.
YADIN m & f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "(he) will judge" in Hebrew, also the Hebrew form of Jadon
YADRIAN m American (Modern, Rare)
Created from the name Adrian by adding an initial letter Y. In this special case, an influence from the Southern Slavonic name Jadran cannot be excluded.
YAE f Japanese
From Japanese 彌 (ya) meaning "extensive, full" combined with 恵 (e) meaning "favour". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAEHA f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly" or 矢 (ya) meaning "arrow"; 枝 (e) meaning "twig, branch" or 恵 (e) meaning "favour, blessing"; and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf" or 羽 (ha) meaning "feather".
YAEKA f Japanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 娃 (e) meaning "beautiful" combined with 華 (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAËL f French
French form of Yael.
YAELA f Hebrew
Variant of Yael.
YAELI f Hebrew (Modern)
Diminutive of Yael.
YAËLLE f French
Variant of Yaël.
YAEMI f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 惠 (e) meaning "favour, blessing" and 美 (mi) meaning "beauty". Alternatively, it may be derived from 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly" and 笑 (emi) meaning "smile, laugh".
YAEQUB m Arabic
Variant transcription of Yaqub.
YAFFIT f Hebrew (Modern)
Diminutive of Yaffa.
YAFIT f Hebrew
biblicle (Psalm)- you have become butiful
YAGEL m Hebrew (Modern)
he will rejoice
YAGHJIS f Western Yugur
Means "butter malachite" in Western Yugur.
YAGHOUB m Persian
Persian form of Jacob.
YAGIANATH m Hinduism
Indian (Hindu)- similar to Jagannath
YAGIL m Hebrew
Means "he will rejoice" in Hebrew.
YAĞIZ m Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YAGLAYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Aglaia.
YAG'MUR f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Yagmur.
YAGO m & f Japanese
From Japanese 弥 (ya) meaning "universally" combined with 吾 (go) meaning "I, me". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAGUB m Azerbaijani
Variant of Yaqub.
YAGUEN m Gascon
Gascon form of Yago.
YAHA m Seminole
The name of Yaha Hajo, Seminole war chief.
YAHALOM f & m Hebrew
Modern Israeli name. ... [more]
YAHAV m & f Hebrew
The name Yahav has some meanings: ... [more]
YAHEL f & m Hebrew
Means "to shine, to make a halo" in Hebrew (see Hila).
YAHELI f & m Hebrew
Variant of Yahel and Yali.
YAHIA m Arabic
Variant transcription of Yahya.
YAHIR m Spanish
Meaning unknown. Yahir Othón Parra, commonly known as Yahir, is a Mexican singer and actor whose career began on the music reality show "La Academia" in 2002, the first year Yahir appeared on the top 1000 names in America.
YAHIRO m & f Japanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night" combined with 博 (hiro) meaning "abundant; plentiful; rich". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAHN m French, English
Variant of Jan (1).
YAHOEL m Biblical Hebrew
Alternate form of Jehoel reflecting the original Hebrew pronunciation.
YAHUSHA m Biblical Hebrew
יהושוע (yah-ho-shoo'-ah) = yahusha = Yahuah is my salvation... [more]
YAHYE m Somali
Somali form of Yahya.
YAIRA f Hebrew
Feminine form of Yair.
YÁIZA f Spanish (Canarian), Folklore, Literature
Origin and meaning unknown, perhaps from the name of a village on the Canarian island of Lanzarote, which may be of indigenous Guanche origin. Allegedly Yáiza was the name of a Guanche princess who inhabited the Canary Islands in pre-colonial times... [more]
YAJUSH m Hinduism
Name: Yajush याजुष... [more]
YAKACHENA f Shona
Name that means "Pure"
YAKARI f Indigenous Australian, Pintupi
Of Australian Aboriginal origin (Pintupi, to be precise), the meaning of this name is not yet known to me at the moment. A known bearer of this name is Yakari Napaltjarri (b. circa 1925), an Australian Aboriginal artist who also happens to be the sister of fellow artists Parara Napaltjarri (c... [more]
YAKARI f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 華 (ka) meaning "splendour, flower, lustre, bloom" and 璃 (ri) meaning "lapis lazuli".
YAKHA f Chechen
Derived from Chechen ваха (vakha) meaning "to live, to let live, to be alive" (see Vakha).
YAKHAUJ m Hmong
Hmong form of Jacob.
YAKHITA f Chechen
Means "to let live" derived from Chechen ваха (vakha) meaning "to live". Alternatively, it may also be considered a Chechen form of the Arabic name Asiya.
YAKHIYA m Dagestani
Lak form of Yahya.
YAKHKHA m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Yahya.
YAKHVAR m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Jafar.
YAKHYA m Bashkir, Chechen
Bashkir and Chechen form of Yahya.
YAKIKO f Japanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 夜 (ya) meaning "night, evening", 貴 (ki) meaning "precious, esteem" and 子 (ko) meaning "child".
YAKIMA f & m English
A variant of Yakama, the name of the Yakama peoples from the Washington state area of the United States. Scholars disagree on the origins of the name Yakama. The Sahaptin words e-yak-ma means "a growing family", and iyakima, means "pregnant ones"... [more]
YAKIR m Hebrew
Masculine form of Yakira.
YAKKUP m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Yakub.
YAKO f Japanese
From Japanese 椰 (ya) meaning "coconut palm" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child" or 琴 (ko), which refers to a type of musical instrument similar to a harp. Other kanji combinations are also possible.
YAKOBO m Swahili
Swahili form of Jacob or James.
YAKOBUS m Indonesian
Indonesian form of James.
YAKONE m Popular Culture
A fictitious bearer is Yakone, a bloodbending criminal from the American television series The Legend of Korra.
YAKOOB m Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Yaqub.
YAKRISHVA f Russian
Russian form of ANITA
YAKUMO m & f Japanese
This name combines 八 (hachi, ya, ya'.tsu, ya.tsu, you) meaning "eight", 弥 (bi, mi, amaneshi, iya, iyoiyo, tooi, hisashi, hisa.shii, ya, wata.ru) meaning "all the more, increasingly", 矢 (shi, ya) meaning "arrow, dart" or 耶 (ja, ya, ka) meaning "question mark" with 雲 (un, kumo, -gumo) meaning "cloud."... [more]
YAKUT f Turkish
Means "ruby" in Turkish.
YAKUU f Japanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night" combined with 空 (kuu) meaning "sky". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAKYM m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Yakim. This was borne by the Blessed Yakym Senkivskyi (1896-1941), a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest martyred under Soviet regime.
YAKYUU m Japanese
From Japanese 野 (ya) meaning "area, field" combined with 鳩 (kyuu) meaning "pigeon, dove". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
YALAMAY f Indigenous Australian, Pintupi
Of Australian Aboriginal origin (Pintupi, to be precise), the meaning of this name is not yet known to me at the moment. This is the name of one of the two daughters of Australian Aboriginal artist Topsy Gibson Napaljarri (b... [more]
YALAN m & f Chinese
Combination of Ya and Lan.
YALDA f Persian, Assyrian (?)
Persian word for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Probably originally given to children born on the aforementioned night.... [more]
YALENA f Russian
Variant of Yelena.
YALI m & f Hebrew (Modern)
The meaning of the name is "God with me". It's a combination of two words "Ya" (יה) meaning God and "Li" (לי) meaning me/for me.... [more]
YALI f & m Chinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya and Li (1).
YALIAN f & m Chinese
Combination of Ya, Li (1) and An (1).
YALIEN f Chinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya and Liên.
YALIM m Turkish
Means "sharp edge of a blade" in Turkish. Also means "fire, flame, blaze".
YALIN f & m Chinese
Combination of Ya and Lin.
YALIN m & f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "(he) will host" in Hebrew.
YALINA f Chinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya, Li (1) and Na.
YALINE f Chinese (Modern)
Feminine variant of Yalin, which is combination of the names Ya and Lin.
YALINGAN f & m Chinese (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the names Yaling and An (1).
YALITH f Literature
The name of Noah's daughter in Madeleine L'Engle's Many Waters.
YALLOLA f Uzbek
Potentially derived from Uzbek yallo meaning "merry-making".
YALON m Hebrew (Rare)
Original Hebrew form of Jalon.
YALSUMAH m & f Dagbani
Means "good things" in Dagbani.
YALTAH f Jewish
The name Yaltah is derived from the town Yalta (Crimea). It was borne by the pianist Yaltah Menuhin.
YALYANE f Nenets
Means "light woman"; given to baby girls as a comparison between them and the sun.
YAM f & m Hebrew
Means "sea" in Hebrew.
YAMA f Japanese (Rare)
This name is used as 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain."... [more]
YAMABUKI f Japanese (Modern, Rare)
This name is used as 山吹, referring to the plant known as Kerria japonica (or just Kerria since it is the sole species in the genus Kerria), which belongs to the rose family. It combines 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain" and 吹 (sui, fu.ku, fuki) meaning "blow, puff, emit."... [more]
YAMACHI m & f Japanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 知 (chi) meaning "knowledge". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAMAGUCHI m Brazilian (Rare)
Transferred used of the Japanese surname Yamaguchi.
YAMAJESTY m African American
Contraction of "your majesty."
YAMAKO m & f Japanese
Means "mountain child" in Japanese.
YAMAL m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Jamal.
YAMAN m Turkish
Yaman Candar is a famous bearer.
YAMANDÚ m Tupi, Guarani
Means "the precursor of the waters (of the world)" in Tupi-Guaraní.
YAMBO m Western African, Dogon
A famous bearer was Yambo Ouologuem (1940–2017) a Malian writer.
YAMELL f Spanish (Mexican)
Its came from Persia but got changed to fit spanish
YAMEN m Arabic
Variant transcription of Yamin.
YAMHA f Arabic
Means "dove", from Arabic يمامة (ymāmh).
YAMI m & f Japanese
Means "dark, darkness" in Japanese.
YAMIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
This name is most likely a combination of two given names, such as Yamila and Daniel (or an other Hebrew name that ends in -iel). Names like these are often formed from the names of the bearer's parents, since it is fairly common in Middle America and South America for parents to give their children a combination of their own names... [more]
YÄMIL m Bashkir
Bashkir form of Jamil.
YAMIL m Spanish (Caribbean)
Spanish form of Jamil.
YÄMILÄ f Bashkir
Bashkir form of Jamila.
YAMILE f Spanish (Latin American)
Likely a variant of Yamila.
YAMILEX f American (Hispanic), Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly an altered form of Yamila. This was the name of a character on the Venezuelan telenovela 'Como tú, ninguna' (1995).
YAMIN m Arabic
Means "right hand" in Arabic.
YAMINA f Arabic (Maghrebi), Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Derived from Arabic يمين (yamīn) meaning "right, right hand" or "oath".
YAMIR m Indian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism
Means "moon" in Sanskrit.
YAMIT f Hebrew
Means "small sea" in Hebrew, it ccomes from the name Yam.
YAMIYORU m Japanese
Význam:Tmavá noc
YAMSHAN m Mari
Means "great thinker" in Mari.
YAMU f Indian
Hindu. The most common name of a river in India also known as Yamuna or possibly Yami; the name of the river is taken from a Hindu goddess of the same name. The goddess has a brother named "Yam" (YAHM).
YAMUEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American)
This name is most likely a combination of two given names, such as Yamila and Manuel (or an other Hebrew name that ends in -uel). Names like these are often formed from the names of the bearer's parents, since it is fairly common in Middle America and South America for parents to give their children a combination of their own names... [more]
YAN m & f Balinese
Diminutive of Wayan.
YAN m French
Variant of Jan.
YAN m Japanese
From Japanese 勇 (yan) meaning "brave", 顔 (yan) meaning "face, expression" or 岩 (yan) meaning "rock" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
YANA f Persian
Means “doer of good deeds; doer of good toward others”. It is from Avestan, an ancient language of Persia.
YANA f Japanese
Meaning: ?
YANA f Chinese
Combination of Ya and Na.
YANAGI f & m Japanese (Rare)
From the word which generally refers to a willow tree.... [more]
YANAH f Dutch, Belgian
Variant of Yana.
YANAHA f Navajo
Brave "náhineesyiz"
YANAI m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew ya'anay meaning "he answers" or "Yahweh answers". This was the name of a Jewish poet from the 7th century AD.
YANAINA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Janaína which has also seen some usage in Spanish-speaking countries.
YANAKO f Japanese
From Japanese 弥 (ya) meaning "long time", 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
YANAULUHA m New World Mythology
The great medicine man of the Zuni. He is associated with civilization, agriculture, animal husbandry, social life, healing and knowledge.
YANBING f & m Chinese
Yan means "beautiful, gorgeous" (often feminine), and "cliff,rocks" (often masculine). Other characters are possible. Bing can mean "ice".
YANCHUN f & m Chinese
Yan can mean "rocks,cliff" for males and "beautiful, gorgeous" for girls. Chun means "spring (the season)".
YANDEL m Spanish (Latin American), English (American)
Of unknown meaning. Popularized by the Puerto Rican singing duo Wisin y Yandel, in which Yandel is a phonetic spelling of the singer's real name Llandel Veguilla Malavé. Llandel is possibly a Spanish variant of Jahndel or Jandel, which are German diminutives of Johann.
YANE m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Yan (1).
YANE f Japanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" combined with 根 (ne) meaning "root". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YANELLA f American (Hispanic)
Hispanicised form of Janella.
YANETTE f Picard, American, American (Hispanic)
Feminine diminutive of Yan. A famous bearer is French poetess, Yanette Delétang-Tardif.
YANGAN m & f Chinese (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Yang and An (1).
YANGERVIS m Spanish (Latin American)
This name is primarily Venezuelan.
YANGIGUL f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek yangi meaning "new, fresh, young" and gul meaning "flower, rose".
YANGISULUV f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek yangi meaning "new, fresh, young" and sulu(v) meaning "beautiful, pretty".
YANHUA f Chinese
Chinese ... [more]
YANI m Bulgarian, Greek
Variant of Yanni.
YANIA f American (Hispanic, Rare)
Elaborated form of Yana.
YANIC m & f French
Variant of Yannic.
YANIEL m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
This name is most likely a combination of two given names, such as Yanira and Daniel (or an other Hebrew name that ends in -iel). Names like these are often formed from the names of the bearer's parents, since it is fairly common in Middle America and South America for parents to give their children a combination of their own names... [more]
YANIER m Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a masculine form of Yanira or is otherwise related to it.
YANINA f Russian, Bulgarian, Spanish
Feminine form of John.
YANIRA f Spanish
Spanish form of Janira.
YANIS m French
French diminutive of Yann.
YANISS m French
Variant of Yanis.
YANLING f Chinese
voluptuous-tinkling of jade pendants
YANMEI f Chinese
From the characters 彦 (yen4) meaning "accomplished, elegant" and 媚 (mei4) meaning "flattering, seductive". A famous bearer is the Singhalese badminton player Jiang Yanmei.
YANNA f Chinese
Combination of Yan (2) and Na.
YANNAI m Hebrew
Variant of Yanai.
YANNATHAN m Indigenous Australian
Place name; a rural suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Its name is from a local language and means "walk about, travel, journey, roam".
YANNE f French
French borrowing of Breton Yanna. ... [more]
YANNEZ f Breton (Rare)
Feminine form of Yann.
YANNO m Literature
Used by Eloise Jarvis McGraw in her 1997 Newberry Honor book "The Moorchild". It is borne by the protagonist's step-father.
YANNY m French (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
Diminutive of Yann, Yannick and perhaps also Giovanni in a select few cases.
YANO f Japanese
From Japanese 也 (ya) meaning "also", 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 哉 (ya), an exclamation, 埜 (ya) meaning "open country, field, wilderness", 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, house, shop, dealer, seller", 弥 (ya) meaning "all the more, increasingly", 椰 (ya) meaning "coconut tree", 矢 (ya) meaning "dart, arrow" or 耶 (ya), an interjection combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle, 暢 (no) meaning "stretch", 弐 (no) meaning "two, second", 展 (no) meaning "unfold, expand", 能 (no) meaning "ability, talent, skill, capacity", 音 (no) meaning "sound", 信 (no) meaning "faith, truth, fidelity, trust" or 倫 (no) meaning "ethics, companion"... [more]
YANOKA f Japanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 乃 (no), a possessive particle combined with 火 (ka) meaning "fire". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YANQUY f Brut, French (Cajun)
Latino terminology for a U.S. citizen.
YANSIKA f Indian
Variant of Hansika.
YANUA f Shuar
Means "star" in Shuar.
YANUAR m Indonesian
Given to a male who is born in the month of January.... [more]
YANVARINA f Russian (Rare, ?)
From Russian январь (yanvar) "January", making it a cognate of Januaria. (Cf. Oktyabrina, Noyabrina.)
YANY m & f African
Named from the Kingdom of Yany in Gambia.
YANYAN f Chinese
Chinese form of Catalina.
YANYU f Chinese
Swallow jade or yan jade
YAO f & m Chinese
Chinese unisex given name written with the Hanzi 瑤 (yáo) and meaning "jade" or "mother of pearl".
YÁOCHÍ JĪNMǓ f Far Eastern Mythology
Alternative name or epithet of the Queen Mother of the West, which translates to "Golden Mother of the Nacre Lake" or "Golden Mother of the Mother-of-Pearl Lake".
YAOTL m & f Aztec, Nahuatl
Meaning "WARRIOR" or "WAR"
YAOWAMAN f Thai
Means "beautiful girl" in Thai.
YAPRAK f Turkish
Means "leaf" in Turkish.
YAPYK m Mari
Mari form of Yakov.
YAQEEN m Pakistani
Means "certainty", from the word یقین (yaqīn).
YA'QUBU m Judeo-Arabic
Judeo-Arabic form of Jacob.
YAQUBUN m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Jacob.