Girls' Names That End in Y

Y has gone from the standard to an almost quaint way to end girls' names, with the ee sound today as likely represented by an i, an ey, or an eigh as with a y. But y is a classic and serviceable way to end names or nicknames for girls. Here are a collection of girls' names, from traditional to contemporary, buttoned-up to informal, that can end in the letter y.

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  • Abby

    Gender: F LoveDislike

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

  • Amy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 

  • Ashley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Ashley was a sensation in the 1980s and 1990s; it hit Number 1 in 1991. Ashley is still pretty but more and more parents are turning to newer names like Ashlyn and Aubrey, and spellings such as... Read More 

  • Audrey

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    Audrey is one of the girls' names that have been rising due to their connection to Old Hollywood glamour--in this case the eternally chic and radiant Audrey Hepburn. Celebs who have chosen Audrey... Read More 

  • Avery

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    Though this unisex name has been around for a few decades, Avery is now a hot one for girls, partly as an alternative to the epidemic Ava. The female Avery has had a meteoric rise, moving up from... 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... Read More 

  • Betsy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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 

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