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Names That Start With Y

Names That Start With Y

Names that start with Y are beautiful but uncommon, with only ten ranking in the US Top 1000. The most common Y name for girls is Yaretzi, an Aztec name with the covetable meaning "you will always be loved." For boys, the Arabic name Yusuf tops the list — this and spelling variation Yousef rank considerably higher in England than in the US.

Along with Yaretzi, other girl names beginning with Y in the US Top 1000 include Yara, Yareli, and Yamileth. In addition to Yusuf, other boy names starting with Y in the US Top 1000 include Yosef, Yousef, Yahir, Yehuda, and Yael.

Unique names with the Y initial include prepster names Yardley, Yale, Yeats, and York. Among the international options that begin with the letter Y we recommend are the Russian Yasha, Japanese Yoko, Arabic Yasir, and Israeli Yonit and Yarden, the original name from which Jordan derived.

Here, our full selection of names that start with Y, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With Y, Boy Names That Start With Y, or Unisex Names That Start With Y.

  1. YaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "friend, helper"
  2. YvesHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "yew wood"
  3. YvetteHeart
    • Origin:

      French, feminine of Yves
    • Meaning:

      "yew tree"
  4. YvaineHeart
    • Origin:

      Female variation of Yvain or Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "evening star"
  5. YaelHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "to ascend"
  6. YunaHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese, Breton, Korean, Chinese
  7. YvonneHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "yew wood"
  8. YasminHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "jasmine flower"
  9. YasirHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "wealthy, prosperous"
  10. YuiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "superior garment"
  11. YukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
  12. YaretziHeart
    • Origin:

      Nahuatl, Aztec
    • Meaning:

      "you will always be loved"
  13. YasmineHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic variation of Jasmine
    • Meaning:

      "jasmine flower"
  14. YuriHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian variation of George
  15. YukioHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "snow boy"
  16. YuHeart
    • Origin:

      Chinese
    • Meaning:

      "shining brightly"
  17. YeseniaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish tree name
    • Meaning:

      "floral"
  18. YaelHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "to ascend"
  19. YareliHeart
    • Origin:

      Native American, Spanish variation of Yara, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "water lady; small butterfly"
  20. YusufHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic variation of Joseph, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah increases"