Baby Names Starting with Y
Baby names starting 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.
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 we recommend are the Russian Yasha, Japanese Yoko, Arabic Yasir, and Israeli Yonit and Yarden, the original name from which Jordan derived.
Featured here is our comprehensive menu of baby names starting with Y. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.