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Girl Names That Start With Y

Girl Names That Start With Y

Girl names that start with Y include a few familiar choices, such as Yvette and Yvonne, Yasmin and Yasmina, Yael and Yolanda. However, Y remains a very rare first initial for girl names today, with only Yara, Yaretzi, and Yareli currently ranking in the US Top 1000.

Along with Yara and Yael, other uncommon and unique Y-starting girl names we recommend include the mythical Yseult, the literary Yvaine, and the smart surname name Yardley.

Girls' names beginning with Y also include several international forms of names that are more commonly spelled with an I or J in English, such as the Spanish variants Ynez and Ysabel, or the popular Russian name Yuliya, which ranks in the Top 50 girl names in Russia.

Here, our full selection of girl names that start with Y, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You may also be interested in our lists of Boy Names That Start With YUnisex Names That Start With Y, or our full list of Names That Start With Y.

  1. YaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "friend, helper"
  2. YvaineHeart
    • Origin:

      Female variation of Yvain or Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "evening star"
  3. YvetteHeart
    • Origin:

      French, feminine of Yves
    • Meaning:

      "yew tree"
  4. YunaHeart
    • Origin:

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

      French
    • Meaning:

      "yew wood"
  6. YasminHeart
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "jasmine flower"
  7. YaelHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "to ascend"
  8. YuiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "superior garment"
  9. YasmineHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic variation of Jasmine
    • Meaning:

      "jasmine flower"
  10. YaretziHeart
    • Origin:

      Nahuatl, Aztec
    • Meaning:

      "you will always be loved"
  11. YelenaHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian variation of Helen
    • Meaning:

      "bright, shining one"
  12. YareliHeart
    • Origin:

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

      "water lady; small butterfly"
  13. YeseniaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish tree name
    • Meaning:

      "floral"
  14. YukiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "snow"
  15. YariHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gold"
  16. YaizaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish place name
  17. YolandaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish from Greek
    • Meaning:

      "violet flower"
  18. YokoHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "good girl"
  19. YaritzaHeart
    • Origin:

      Elaboration of Yara
  20. YevaHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian and Armenian variation of Eve, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "life"