Girls' Names That End in Y

Y has gone from the standard to an almost quaint way to end a girls' names, with the ee sound today as likely represented by an i, an ey, or an eigh. But y is classic and serviceable. Here are a collection of girls' names that traditionally end in y.

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  • Abby

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    Gently old-fashioned stand-alone nickname that owes its popularity to Top 10 Abigail.Read More 

  • Amy

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    Amy was second only to Jennifer for the whole decade of the 1970s and, though far less used for babies today, remains a short, sweet Little Women-style classic. When asked which seventies... Read More 

  • Becky

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    One of those casual down-home names last popular in the 1960s. Read More 

  • Bellamy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, a surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection makes Bellamy sound trendier and more popular than it... Read More 

  • Betsy

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    This Elizabeth nickname has a decidedly retro feel--think Betsy Ross and the Betsy Wetsy doll-- once seen as a perkier, younger-sounding alternative to Betty. But with Betty on the brink of a... Read More 

  • Betty

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    Combine the popularity of Betty White and Mad Men's glamorous Betty Draper Francis, with the residual sweetness of Ugly Betty's Betty Suarez, and the result is an impending... Read More 

  • Bryony

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    Bryony is an unusually strong plant name --the bryony is a wild climbing vine with green flowers --that caught on in the U.K. before sprouting here. The name of the young character in the Ian... Read More 

  • Cecily

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    Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily was the mother of King Richard III, whose beauty gained her the title "the Rose of Raby," Cecily... Read More 

  • Cindy

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    Cindy's gone from cute teenager to peppy soccer mom, but it's not for her daughter. Cindy as proper name has been falling fast in recent years.Read More 

  • Dorothy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In the 1930s, Dorothy left Kansas and landed in the Land of Oz; by the '80s she had become a Golden Girl, living in Miami with roommates Blanche and Rose, giving her a decidedly older image. But... Read More 

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