50 Best Baby Names That Start With The Letter Y

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50 Baby Names That Start With the Letter Y

Whether you're helping a friend, planning for your own future child, or are expecting a bundle of joy of your own, finding baby names that fit your newborn can be challenging. But sometimes, you may find success with a particular letter; in this case, it's the letter Y.

This list of unique baby names has everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Yvonne, Young, Yana and more, these names come from every origin and have quite different meanings from all around the world.

To help you pick the best one, whether or not you're looking for a deeper meaning, you may find some inspiration with these choices.

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1. Yvonne

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: A town located in the Hamana district in Shizuoka, Japan

2. Yesenia

Origin: Basque

Meaning: Reference to the Virgin Mary

3. Yasmin

Origin: Turkish

Meaning: Jasmin

4. Yasmine

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Jasmine

5. Yulia

Origin: English

Meaning: From the yew tree valley

6. Yasmina

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Russian familar form for Jacob or James

7. Yoana

Origin: Norse

Meaning: A mythical giant

8. Yalenchka

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Blue

9. Yalethea

Origin: Hebrew and Russian

Meaning: Supplanter or siezing by the heel

10. Yalgonata

Origin: English and Welsh

Meaning: From the fertile hill

11. Yamka

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Russian form of Helen light

12. Yana

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Russian form of Helen light

13. Yanamaria

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: God of death and time in Brahmanism

14. Yanamarie

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Blossom (Hopi)

15. Yardena

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Englishman

16. Yasemin

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Appointed by God

17. Yasiman

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: He who sings; cry of joy

18. Yepa

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Praise

19. Yeva

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Established by God

20. Ygeme

Origin: English

Meaning: Generous

21. Yona

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Rain

22. Yoseba

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Dove

23. Yuliya

Origin: Norse

Meaning: Born during Yuletide

24. Yuriko

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Nickname for Yulia

25. Yacoub

Origin: Greek

Meaning: From the forest

26. Yahto

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Mountain goat

27. Yancy

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: From the yamuna river

28. Yavin

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Easy, simple, homely

29. Yigal

Origin: Ukrainian

Meaning: Ukrainian form of Eve life

30. Yisreal

Origin: Norse

Meaning: The tree that binds heaven, hell, and earth

31. Yrjo

Origin: English

Meaning: From the boar estate; from the yew town

32. Ysgawyn

Origin: French and Italian

Meaning: Medieval form of Isabel; Italian form of Isabel

33. Ysrael

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: Legendary son Fflergant

34. Yura

Origin: Basque

Meaning: Youthful, young

35. Yurik

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Russian form of Julia; youthful

36. Yuval

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Lily child or village of birth

37. Yoel

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Jehovah is the Lord

38. Yanni

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is gracious

39. Yunis

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Dove

40. Yoshito

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Upright man

41. Yu

Origin: Chinese

Meaning: Shining brightly

42. Yazid

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Becoming greater

43. Yago

Origin: Spanish, Wlesh, and Hebrew

Meaning: He who supplants

44. Yaphet

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Comely

45. Yaw

Origin: Ywi

Meaning: Boy born on a Thursday

46. Yovanni

Origin: Hebrew and Italian

Meaning: God is gracious

47. Yale

Origin: Welsh and Old English

Meaning: Heights; upland

48. Ysidro

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Gift of Isis

49. Yuria

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Name for Uriah; My light is Jehovah

50. Young

Origin: English

Meaning: Adjective for a name

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In addition to these unique baby names (courtesy of and Babble), we've also added the top girls names, boys names, and overall top names of 2019. These should definitely provide more ideas in your search for the perfect moniker.

Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon

53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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