Submitted Names Starting with Y

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ÝfVietnamese
Means "Italy" in Vietnamese.
YAAfJapanese
From Japanese 弥 (ya) meaning "universally" combined with 杏 (a) meaning "apricot" or 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAABARIm & fOgoni
Means "thank God" in Khana.
YAAKOVAfJewish (Rare)
Feminine form of Yaakov.
YAALOMfHebrew
Means "dimond" in hebrew.
YAAWARmPakistani
Urdu masculine name meaning "aiding", via the Persian word یاور (yâvar), a literary word for an assistant.
YACATECUHTLImAztec and Toltec Mythology
Aztec god of travelling merchants.
YACHAYfQuechua
Means "know, take notice" in Quechua.
YACHEfJewish, Yiddish
Short form of Yachet or Yachna.
YACHETfJewish, Yiddish
Some link this name to a pet form of Yocheved, while others say it is a Yiddish form of Jacinthe. See Yachna.
YACHIEfJapanese
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".
YACHIHAfJapanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 千 (chi) meaning "wisdom" and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf".
YACHIHOfJapanese
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".
YACHIKAfJapanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 八 (ya) meaning "eight" or 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 花 (ka) meaning "flower".
YACHIKOfJapanese
Derived from Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight", 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 子 (ko) meaning "child".
YACHIRUfJapanese
Means "eight thousand flows" in Japanese. Yachiru Kusajishi is the name of the vice captain in squad eleven in Bleach.
YACHIYOfJapanese
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".
YACHOUHm & fAncient Aramaic, Arabic
Aramaic form of Jesus.
YACINEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Yasin (chiefly Algerian).
YACKOmAfrican American, Kanga
Possible variant of Yaco.
YACOBmEthiopian
Form of Jacob used in Ethiopia.
YACOMESm & fGreek
"Yacomes"
YACOUBAmWestern African, Akan, Manding, Fula, Hausa
Form of Yaqub used in West Africa.
YACQUUBmSomali
A Somali form of Yaqub.
YADAfThai
Means "philosopher" in Thai.
YADANAfBurmese
Means "treasure, jewel" in Burmese.
YADGARmKurdish
Derived from Kurdish yadîgar meaning "souvenir".
YADIERmSpanish (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.
YADİGARm & fTurkish
A memory, someone or something that reminds of someone or something. Persian origin.
YADINm & fHebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "(he) will judge" in Hebrew, also the Hebrew form of Jadon
YADRIANmAmerican (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.
YAEfJapanese
From Japanese 彌 (ya) meaning "extensive, full" combined with 恵 (e) meaning "favour". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAEHAfJapanese
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".
YAEKAfJapanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 娃 (e) meaning "beautiful" combined with 華 (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAËLfFrench
French form of Yael.
YAELAfHebrew
Variant of Yael.
YAELIfHebrew (Modern)
Diminutive of Yael.
YAËLLEfFrench
Variant of Yaël.
YAEMIfJapanese
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".
YAEQUBmArabic
Variant transcription of Yaqub.
YAFITfHebrew
biblicle (Psalm)- you have become butiful
YAGHJISfWestern Yugur
Means "butter malachite" in Western Yugur.
YAGHOUBmPersian
Persian form of Jacob.
YAGIANATHmHinduism
Indian (Hindu)- similar to Jagannath
YAGILmHebrew
Means "he will rejoice" in Hebrew.
YAĞIZmTurkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
YAGLAYAfBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Aglaia.
YAG'MURfUzbek
Uzbek form of Yagmur.
YAGOm & fJapanese
From Japanese 弥 (ya) meaning "universally" combined with 吾 (go) meaning "I, me". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAGUENmGascon
Gascon form of Yago.
YAHAmSeminole
The name of Yaha Hajo, Seminole war chief.
YAHALOMf & mHebrew
Modern Israeli name. ... [more]
YAHAVm & fHebrew
The name Yahav has some meanings: ... [more]
YAHELf & mHebrew
Means "to shine, to make a halo" in Hebrew (see Hila).
YAHIAmArabic
Variant transcription of Yahya.
YAHIRmSpanish
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.
YAHIROm & fJapanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night" combined with 博 (hiro) meaning "abundant; plentiful; rich". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAHOELmBiblical Hebrew
Alternate form of Jehoel reflecting the original Hebrew pronunciation.
YAHUSHAmBiblical Hebrew
יהושוע (yah-ho-shoo'-ah) = yahusha = Yahuah is my salvation... [more]
YAHYEmSomali
Somali form of Yahya.
YAIRAfHebrew
Feminine form of Yair.
YÁIZAfSpanish (Canarian)
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]
YAJUSHmHinduism
Name: Yajush याजुष... [more]
YAKARIfIndigenous 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]
YAKARIfJapanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 弥 (ya) meaning "increasingly", 華 (ka) meaning "splendour, flower, lustre, bloom" and 璃 (ri) meaning "lapis lazuli".
YAKHAfChechen
Derived from Chechen ваха (vakha) meaning "to live, to let live, to be alive" (see Vakha).
YAKHAUJmHmong
Hmong form of Jacob.
YAKHITAfChechen
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.
YAKHIYAmDagestani
Lak form of Yahya.
YAKHKHAmChuvash
Chuvash form of Yahya.
YAKHVARmChuvash
Chuvash form of Jafar.
YAKHYAmBashkir, Chechen
Bashkir and Chechen form of Yahya.
YAKIKOfJapanese
Japanese feminine name derived from 夜 (ya) meaning "night, evening", 貴 (ki) meaning "precious, esteem" and 子 (ko) meaning "child".
YAKIMAf & mEnglish
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]
YAKIRmHebrew
Masculine form of Yakira.
YAKKUPmChuvash
Chuvash form of Yakub.
YAKOfJapanese
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.
YAKOBOmSwahili
Swahili form of Jacob or James.
YAKOBUSmIndonesian
Indonesian form of James.
YAKONEmPopular Culture
A fictitious bearer is Yakone, a bloodbending criminal from the American television series The Legend of Korra.
YAKOOBmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Yaqub.
YAKRISHVAfRussian
Russian form of ANITA
YAKUMOm & fJapanese
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]
YAKUTfTurkish
Means "ruby" in Turkish.
YAKUUfJapanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night" combined with 空 (kuu) meaning "sky". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YAKYMmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of Yakim. This was borne by the Blessed Yakym Senkivskyi (1896-1941), a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest martyred under Soviet regime.
YAKYUUmJapanese
From Japanese 野 (ya) meaning "area, field" combined with 鳩 (kyuu) meaning "pigeon, dove". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
YALAMAYfIndigenous 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]
YALANm & fChinese
Combination of Ya and Lan.
YALDAfPersian, Assyrian (?)
Persian word for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Probably originally given to children born on the aforementioned night.... [more]
YALENAfRussian
Variant of Yelena.
YALIm & fHebrew (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]
YALIf & mChinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya and Li (1).
YALIANf & mChinese
Combination of Ya, Li (1) and An (1).
YALIENfChinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya and Liên.
YALIMmTurkish
Means "sharp edge of a blade" in Turkish. Also means "fire, flame, blaze".
YALINf & mChinese
Combination of Ya and Lin.
YALINm & fHebrew (Rare)
Means "(he) will host" in Hebrew.
YALINAfChinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya, Li (1) and Na.
YALINEfChinese (Modern)
Feminine variant of Yalin, which is combination of the names Ya and Lin.
YALINGANf & mChinese (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the names Yaling and An (1).
YALITHfLiterature
The name of Noah's daughter in Madeleine L'Engle's Many Waters.
YALLOLAfUzbek
Potentially derived from yallo meaning "merry-making".
YALONmHebrew (Rare)
Original Hebrew form of Jalon.
YALSUMAHm & fDagbani
Means "good things" in Dagbani.
YALTAHfJewish
The name Yaltah is derived from the town Yalta (Crimea). It was borne by the pianist Yaltah Menuhin.
YALYANEfNenets
Means "light woman"; given to baby girls as a comparison between them and the sun.
YAMf & mHebrew
Means "sea" in Hebrew.
YAMAfJapanese (Rare)
This name is used as 山 (san, sen, yama) meaning "mountain."... [more]
YAMABUKIfJapanese (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]
YAMACHIm & fJapanese
From Japanese 山 (yama) meaning "mountain" and 知 (chi) meaning "knowledge."
YAMAGUCHImBrazilian (Rare)
Transferred used of the Japanese surname Yamaguchi.
YAMAJESTYmAfrican American
Contraction of "your majesty."
YAMAKOm & fJapanese
Means "mountain child" in Japanese.
YAMALmChuvash
Chuvash form of Jamal.
YAMANmTurkish
Yaman Candar is a famous bearer.
YAMANDÚmTupí
Possibly means "the precursor of the waters (of the world)" in Tupi-Guaraní.
YAMBARAfBengali
Anglicized version of the Bengali word for Amber
YAMELLfSpanish (Mexican)
Its came from Persia but got changed to fit spanish
YAMENmArabic
Variant transcription of Yamin.
YAMHAfArabic
Means "dove", from Arabic يمامة (ymāmh).
YAMIm & fJapanese
Means "dark, darkness" in Japanese.
YAMIELmSpanish (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]
YÄMILmBashkir
Bashkir form of Jamil.
YÄMILÄfBashkir
Bashkir form of Jamila.
YAMILETfSpanish (Latin American, Modern)
Recently coined elaboration of Yamila.
YAMILEXSfJewish, Spanish
Judio- but pronounce in Spanish.
YAMINmArabic
Means "right hand" in Arabic.
YAMINAfArabic (Maghrebi), Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Derived from Arabic يمين (yamīn) meaning "right, right hand" or "oath".
YAMIRmIndian, Sanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism
Means "moon" in Sanskrit.
YAMITfHebrew
Means "small sea" in Hebrew, it ccomes from the name Yam.
YAMSHANmMari
Means "great thinker" in Mari.
YAMUfIndian
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).
YAMUELmSpanish (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]
YANm & fBalinese
Diminutive of Wayan.
YANmFrench
Variant of Jan.
YANmJapanese
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.
YANAfPersian
Means “doer of good deeds; doer of good toward others”. It is from Avestan, an ancient language of Persia.
YANAfJapanese
Meaning: ?
YANAfChinese
Combination of Ya and Na.
YANAGIf & mJapanese
From Japanese 柳 (yanagi) meaning "willow (tree)".
YANAHfDutch, Belgian
Variant of Yana.
YANAImHebrew
Derived from Hebrew ya'anay meaning "he answers" or "Yahweh answers". This was the name of a Jewish poet from the 7th century AD.
YANAINAfPortuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Janaína which has also seen some usage in Spanish-speaking countries.
YANAKOfJapanese
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.
YANAULUHAmNew World Mythology
The great medicine man of the Zuni. He is associated with civilization, agriculture, animal husbandry, social life, healing and knowledge.
YANBINGf & mChinese
Yan means "beautiful, gorgeous" (often feminine), and "cliff,rocks" (often masculine). Other characters are possible. Bing can mean "ice".
YANCHUNf & mChinese
Yan can mean "rocks,cliff" for males and "beautiful, gorgeous" for girls. Chun means "spring (the season)".
YANDELmSpanish (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.
YANEmBulgarian
Diminutive of Yan (1).
YANEfJapanese
From Japanese 八 (ya) meaning "eight" combined with 根 (ne) meaning "root". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YANELLAfAmerican (Hispanic)
Hispanicised form of Janella.
YANELYSfSpanish
cuban name
YANETTEfPicard, American, American (Hispanic)
Feminine diminutive of Yan. A famous bearer is French poetess, Yanette Delétang-Tardif.
YANGANm & fChinese (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Yang and An (1).
YANGERVISmSpanish (Latin American)
This name is primarily Venezuelan.
YANGIGULfUzbek
Derived from yangi meaning "new, fresh, young" and gul meaning "flower, rose".
YANGISULUVfUzbek
Derived from yangi meaning "new, fresh, young" and sulu(v) meaning "beautiful, pretty".
YANHUAfChinese
Chinese ... [more]
YANICm & fFrench
Variant of Yannic.
YANIELmSpanish (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]
YANIERmSpanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown. It may possibly be a masculine form of Yanira or is otherwise related to it.
YANINAfRussian, Bulgarian, Spanish
Feminine form of John.
YANIRAfSpanish
Spanish form of Janira.
YANISmGreek, French
Greek variant of Yannis and French diminutive of Yann.
YANISSmFrench
Variant of Yanis.
YANLINGfChinese
voluptuous-tinkling of jade pendants
YANMEIfChinese
From the characters 彦 (yen4) meaning "accomplished, elegant" and 媚 (mei4) meaning "flattering, seductive". A famous bearer is the Singhalese badminton player Jiang Yanmei.
YANNAfChinese
Combination of Yan (2) and Na.
YANNAImHebrew
Variant of Yanai.
YANNATHANmIndigenous 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".
YANNEfBreton
Feminine variant of Yann. Yanne Charbonneau (aka Vianne Rocher) is the main character of the book The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris, sequel of Chocolat.
YANNEZfBreton (Rare)
Feminine form of Yann.
YANNOmLiterature
Used by Eloise Jarvis McGraw in her 1997 Newberry Honor book "The Moorchild". It is borne by the protagonist's step-father.
YANNYmFrench (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
Diminutive of Yann, Yannick and perhaps also Giovanni in a select few cases.
YANOfJapanese
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]
YANOKAfJapanese
From Japanese 夜 (ya) meaning "night", 乃 (no), a possessive particle combined with 火 (ka) meaning "fire". Other kanji combinations are possible.
YANQUYfBrut, French (Cajun)
Latino terminology for a U.S. citizen.
YANUAfShuar
Means "star" in Shuar.
YANUARmIndonesian
Given to a male who is born in the month of January.... [more]
YANVARINAfRussian (Rare, ?)
From Russian январь (yanvar) "January", making it a cognate of Januaria. (Cf. Oktyabrina, Noyabrina.)
YANYm & fAfrican
Named from the Kingdom of Yany in Gambia.
YANYANfChinese
Chinese form of Catalina.
YANYUfChinese
Swallow jade or yan jade
YAOf & mChinese
Chinese unisex given name written with the Hanzi 瑤 (yáo) and meaning "jade" or "mother of pearl".
YAOSKAfSpanish
Country: Nicaragua
YAOTLm & fAztec, Nahuatl
Meaning "WARRIOR" or "WAR"
YAOWAMANfThai
Means "beautiful girl" in Thai.
YAPRAKfTurkish
Means "leaf" in Turkish.
YAPYKmMari
Mari form of Yakov.
YAQEENmPakistani
Means "certainty", from the word یقین (yaqīn).
YAQUBUNmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Jacob.
YAQUPmBashkir
Bashkir form of Yaqub.
YAQUTfArabic, Urdu
Means "ruby" in Arabic and Urdu.
YARAfArabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Persian (?)
Derived from Persian یارا‏ (yârâ) "strength".
YARAfHebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YARAGImChechen
Means "sunny", derived from Lezgin рагъ (rag) meaning "sun". This was also the name of Magomed al-Yaragi (1771-1838), a Dagestani imam of Lezgin ethnicity.
YARANf & mChinese (Modern)
Combination of Ya and Ran.
YARASHCHmKhanti, Mansi
Khanti and Mansi form of Gerasim.
YARASHGULfUzbek
Derived from yarash meaning "reconciliation" and gul meaning "flower, rose".
YARASLAUmBelarusian
Belarusian form of Jarosław.