Names that have a Y in them

These are names, both boy and girl, that have the letter Y in them. I hope you enjoy this list.
  1. Amity
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "friendship"
    • Description:

      Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also more rhythmic and feminine than the single-syllable Hope, Faith, and Grace.
  2. Bethany
    • Origin:

      Biblical place name and Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "house of figs"
    • Description:

      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.
  3. Darby
    • Origin:

      Irish or Norse
    • Meaning:

      "free one or from the deer estate"
    • Description:

      Lighthearted, spirited Irish-accented name. Works particularly well with an O' surname, as in 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People'. Patrick Dempsey chose it for one of his twin boys.
  4. Dayanah
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Dayana
  5. Finley
    • Origin:

      Irish and Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "fair-haired hero"
    • Description:

      Finley has been used for both sexes for enough years to become one of the most popular unisex names. Given nearly equally to boys and girls, Finley appeals to contemporary parents as a truly gender neutral choice.

  6. Gracelyn
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      This name is a combination of the traditional Grace and popular suffix -lyn. Both Gracelyn and spelling variation Gracelynn work as alternatives to the highly popular Brooklyn.
  7. Haydee
    • Rhya
      • Origin:

        Variation of Rhea, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "a flowing stream"
      • Description:

        Rhya is the Fertility Goddess of several ancient religions, associated with mothers and pregnant women. In some legends she is the mother of Manann and Verena and wife of Taal. Pronounced rye-ah, similar names from other cultures include Rya, Riya, and Raya.
    • Ruby
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "deep red precious stone"
      • Description:

        Vibrant, sassy, and bubbly, Ruby is a vintage gem that hasn’t lost any of its sparkle. Currently popular in a number of English-speaking countries, Ruby is proof of the 100 Year Rule, trending again for the first time since its heyday in the 1910s.
    • Rudy
      • Origin:

        German, diminutive of Rudolph
      • Meaning:

        "famous wolf"
      • Description:

        Rudy has a bit of style currency, thanks to the fact that Jude Law used it for his son. It has been consistently in the Top 1000 for as long as Social Security records have been tallied, as opposed to parent name Rudolph, which, perhaps due to the reindeer, hasn't been heard from in some time.
    • Sidney
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "Saint Denis"
      • Description:

        While Sidney in this spelling has a long history as a girls' name, it fell off the Top 1000 from the early 50s until 1990. Then it reemerged as one of the newly chic androgynous names for girls, rising into the Top 300 before falling off the Top 1000 list again in 2016. Sydney is now the more fashionable form.
    • Syrah
      • Trinity
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "triad"
        • Description:

          A name that feels both spiritual and trendy, Trinity surged up the charts in the early 2000s, following the release of The Matrix. In just two years, it made an impressive jump from the latter end of the charts to the US Top 100, where it remained for more than a decade.
      • Yarrow
        • Origin:

          Botanical name, English
        • Meaning:

          "rough stream"
        • Description:

          Yarrow is a flowering herb that grows wild in Europe and North America, and has long been used in several Native American and European cultures as a healing plant. Named for the mythical god Achille, Yarrow is a symbol of enduring love.
      • Yuna
        • Origin:

          Japanese, Breton, Korean, Chinese
        • Description:

          An attractive, widely appealing, multicultural option. KPOP singer Yuna may be attracting some attention to her name.
      • Zachary
        • Origin:

          Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "the Lord has remembered"
        • Description:

          Zachary, a Top 20 name throughout the 90s, is now sliding down the rankings though it remains in the Top 200. With its ancient roots and modern feel, it's easy to understand why Zachary has been such a longtime winner.
      • Ziggy
        • Origin:

          German, diminutive of Siegfried and Sigmund
        • Description:

          The ultimate nicknamey name, à la Ziggy Stardust or the comic-strip character Ziggy. Then again, there's Ziggy Marley, and most anything Marley is cool. Originally named David, his father Bob Marley gave him the nickname "Ziggy" due to the soccer move of the same name.
      • Zoey
        • Origin:

          Spelling variation of Zoe
        • Meaning:

          "life"
        • Description:

          Zoey is a modern spelling variation of Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve. For a few years, it was even more popular than the original Zoe, but has now dropped back to the second ranked spelling.
      • Zeyla