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Baby Girl Names Ending in Y

Girl names that end with the letter Y have gone from ordinary to quaint, with the ee sound today as likely represented by an i, an ey, or an eigh as with a Y.

Emily is the top girl name ending with Y in the US. Along with Emily, other girl names that end with Y in the US Top 50 include Avery, Riley, Zoey, Lily, Aubrey, and Audrey.

Unique Y-ending names on our recommended list range from the botanical Bryony. to the vintage Polly and the Biblical Mercy. But Y is a classic and serviceable way to end names or nicknames for girls. Here are a collection of baby girl names, from traditional to contemporary, buttoned-up to informal, that can end in the letter Y.

If you want to look beyong curated group of y-ending names for girls , see our complete list of Girl Names Ending in Y.

  • Abby

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

  • Amy

    Amy is the English variation of the Old French name Amée—Aimée in modern French. Amée was a translation of the Latin name Amata, which derived from amatus, meaning “beloved.” Other... Read More 

  • Ashley

    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 

  • Aubrey

    The unisex name Aubrey is scooting up the girls' popularity charts, along with the revived Audrey. After being a 100% male name, it tipped to female in 1974, and is now 98% girls, among the most... Read More 

  • Audrey

    Audrey is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Aethelthryth, the name that later evolved into Ethelred. St. Audrey was a seventh century saint who was particularly revered in the Middle Ages. Her name led... Read More 

  • Avery

    Avery originated in the Middle Ages as a Norman-French pronunciation variation of the Anglo-Saxon name Alfred and the Ancient Germanic name Alberich. The elements aelf, meaning “elf” and... Read More 

  • Avery

    Avery originated in the Middle Ages as a Norman-French pronunciation variation of the Anglo-Saxon name Alfred and the Ancient Germanic name Alberich. The elements aelf, meaning “elf” and... Read More 

  • Becky

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

  • Bellamy

    Bellamy is emerging as an up-and-coming girls' name, an Irish surname-y riff on the super-popular Bella series of names. While the Bella connection... Read More 

  • Bethany

    Bethany is a lyrical name that still strikes many parents as a fresher, more substantial substitute for the overused Brittany/Brittney or the more antiquated Beth.

    In the New... Read More 

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