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75 Baby Girl Names that Start with Y

Team Peanut
Team Peanut8 months ago7 min read

Is it a vowel? Is it a consonant? Yep, yep, yep. This shapeshifter feels totally comfortable in both teams. Y is a letter that is perpetually curious. It’s a letter that is the beginning of a big positive Yes. It’s yummy, it’s youthful, it’s all you. It’s not surprising then that baby girl names that start with Y offer some awesome options for your youngster.

Baby Girl Names that Start with Y

So what are some good baby girl’s names that start with Y? Here are our favorites.

What is a girl’s name beginning with Y?

Ready to dive in? Let’s explore these girl names that start with Y.

  1. Yadi. This adorable Hebrew name means “friend”—a perfect option for your new little pal.
  2. Yadira. Of Arabic origins, this name means “worthy” and “dear friend.”
  3. Yael. From Hebrew, Welsh, and Old English origins, Yael means “ascend” and (sweetly) “mountain goat.” 🐐
  4. Yaella. This name of both Hebrew and Arabic origin means “prominent.”
  5. Yakshini. A feminine form of the Hindi name Yaksha, Yakshini refers to a being that is supernatural or mysterious.
  6. Yalitza. A name with a young history, Yalitza is likely a version of Yaritza, which is a version of Maritza, which is a version of Maria.
  7. Yameena. This Arabic name means “righteous” and “blessed.”
  8. Yamika. A Hindi name meaning “night” 🌃
  9. Yamna. “Blessed”
  10. Yana. “Doer of good deeds”
  11. Yannick. This popular Hindi girls’ name means “God is gracious.”
  12. Yara. This name has origins in a few different places. Its Persian meaning is “strength” and “courage,” while in Brazil, it refers to a mythical river spirit known as the Lady of the Lake.
  13. Yareli. As a Hindu name, Yareli means “God is my light.” And as a South American name, it could also be a variation of Yara, the Lady of the Lake.
  14. Yashmita. A Hindu name meaning “famous” or “successful.” ⭐
  15. Yazmin. This sweet name refers to the jasmine flower. Jasmine is an alternative spelling.
  16. Yelda. An Arabic name meaning “dark night.”
  17. Yelena. “Bright, shining one”—that’s the meaning of this sparkly Russian name. ✨
  18. Yente. A variant of Yentl—as in the matchmaker—Yente means “noble” and “refined.”
  19. Yessenia. This Spanish name means “palm tree.” 🌴
  20. Yesha. An Indian name means “famous.”
  21. Yohanna. A Hebrew name meaning “God has blessed me.”
  22. Yolanda. Yolanda is a version of the Greek Iolanthe which means “violet.”
  23. Yolandi. Like Yolanda, this one means “violet.”
  24. Yong. A Chinese name meaning “courageous.”
  25. Yonita. This Hebrew name means “dove.” 🕊️
  26. Yordana. A Bulgarian version of the Hebrew name Jordana, Yordana means “to flow down.”
  27. Yori. This Japanese name means “reliable.”
  28. Young-Il. A Korean name meaning “prosperity.”
  29. Yovela. “Rejoice” 🎉
  30. Ysabella. A version of the popular name Isabella, Ysabella means “God’s promise.”
  31. Ysobel. Like its sister name Isabel, Ysobel also means “God’s promise.”
  32. Yulia. This Russian name means “youthful.”
  33. Yuliana. Or try this Slavic and Spanish version—it also means “youthful.”
  34. Yumi. This Korean name can mean “origin and beauty,” “abundance and beauty,” and “tenderness and beauty.”
  35. Yumiko. A popular Japanese name with a range of meanings: “bow, child,” “fruit, kindness,” and “reason, beauty, child.”
  36. Yumna. This Islamic name means “on the right side.” It’s worn by the popular Pakistani actress Yumna Zaida.
  37. Yun-Hui. This Korean name has a few possible meanings—“to grant,” “soft,” “beauty” and “glorious.”
  38. Yusayrah. An Arabic name meaning “easy.”
  39. Yusha. A name of both Hebrew and Arab origin, Yusha means “hero.”
  40. Yusrah. An Arabic name that means “easy” or “luxury.”
  41. Yvette. This popular French name is a feminine version of the name Yves and means either “yew tree” or “archer.”
  42. Yvonne. Also a version of the boy’s name Yves, Yvonne means “yew tree.”

What are unique girl names that start with Y?

And because it’s a letter that offers a lot of originality, here are some rare finds. Check out these interesting girl names starting with Y.

  1. Yaalisai. This Tamil name means “melodious.” 🎵
  2. Yachana. A Hindi name meaning “prayer.”
  3. Yacova. A feminine version of the name Jacob, Yacova means “God protects.”
  4. Yadanar. “Gem”—that’s the meaning of this shining Burmese name. 💎
  5. Yadavi. Another name for the Goddess Durga, Yadavi is a Hindu name referring to someone who is powerful.
  6. Yaeko. This Japanese name means “child of the double bouquet’’.” It’s been worn by novelists and sports stars alike.
  7. Yahaira. A Spanish name meaning “to light up” or “shine”
  8. Yahvi. This expansive Hindi name refers to the union of heaven and earth.
  9. Yajna. A Hindi name meaning “worship”
  10. Yalena. An illuminating Greek name meaning “light” and “shining.” 🌟
  11. Yan. This Chinese name has different possible meanings— “beautiful colors” and “swallow bird.”
  12. Yamileth. Possibly derived from the Arabic name Jamil (which means handsome), Yamileth means “beautiful.”
  13. Yanelli. “Sweet”
  14. Yannie. “God is gracious”
  15. Yara-Rose. Yara is the water spirit from Brazilian mythology. Couple that with a rose and you have an exquisite combo.
  16. Yaretzi. This name has Aztec origins. Its meaning? “You will always be loved.”
  17. Yarielle. A version of Ariel (yes, as in the famous mermaid), Yarielle means “lion of God.” 🦁
  18. Yaroslava. This name has Slavic roots—and is packed with power. It means “fierce and glorious.” Nuff said.
  19. Yatika. This name is another name for the goddess Durga—a major Hindu deity.
  20. Yen. A peaceful Vietnamese name, Yen means “calm.”
  21. Yilia. A name of Chinese origin, Yilia likely means “friendly girl.”
  22. Yiskah. This Hebrew name means “to gaze” or “to behold.”
  23. Yitta. A Hebrew name, Yitta means “light.”
  24. Yohanni. “Gift from God”
  25. Yoshie. This gender-neutral Japanese name means “good luck.”
  26. Yoselin. It’s of Spanish origin and means “flowing” and “joyful.”
  27. Yoyo. This fun name of Chinese origin means “friendly.”
  28. Yukio. A Japanese name meaning “snow.” ❄️
  29. Yula. A version of Yulia, Yula means “youthful.”
  30. Yumika. This Japanese name speaks of sweet fragrances, existence, and beauty.
  31. Yuna. “Kindness”—that’s what this Japanese name means.
  32. Yuridia. Of Spanish origin, Yuridia means “shine” and is the first name of popular Mexican actress and singer, Yuridia Velenzuela Canseco.
  33. Yuval. A gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin, Yuval means “ram’s horn.” 🐏

Happy choosing!


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