Boy Names Start With Y

Name Origin meaning Popularname
YADAIL BAYYINArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
YADAIL DHALIArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
YADAIL DHARAH IArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
YADAIL WATRArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
YADHAR MALIKArabic a Himyaritic sovereign. -----
YAFARArabic the king of Sabaea. -----
YAGHUTHArabic Fire. -----
YAH LUAssyrian Vaiteh. -----
YAH TAAssyrian Vaiteh. -----
YAHUAAssyrian Jehu. -----
YAHU HAZIAssyrian Ahaz king of Judah.-----
YAHYAArabic John. -----
YAKRAB MALIK WATRArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
YALAArabic the son of Hasan. -----
YAMINArabic right. -----
YARUBArabic the son of Kahtan. -----
YASHDJOBArabic the son of Yarub. -----
YASIRArabic little small. -----
YASSERArabic little small. -----
YATA AMIRArabic a king of Sabaea. -----
YATAL BAYYINArabic a petty king of Saba. -----
YATHAArabic Saviour God. -----
Yatha Amir WatrArabic a king of the Himyarites. -----
Yath Amir BayyinArabic the name of two kings of the Himyarites. -----
YAU HAZIAssyrian Ahaz king of Judah.-----
YAUKArabic a Sabaean god of the sun. -----
YAUTAHArabic Vaiteh. -----
YAVAssyrian The Inundator. -----
Y AWAfrican born on Thursday. -----
YDERArthurian Sir knight and counsellor to king Arthur.-----
YESHUAAramaic Jehovah is salvation. -----
YLLIAlbanian star. -----
YOUSEFArabic Joseph. -----
YOUSSEFArabic Joseph. -----
YSPADDADENArthurian giant father of Olwen. -----
YUEINSArthurian young warrior a knight. -----
YUNUSArabic Jonah dove. -----
YUSEFArabic Joseph. -----
YUSHUAArabic Joshua. -----
YUSSUFArabic Joseph. -----
YUSUFArabic Joseph. -----
YVAINArthurian Sir knight of the Round Table.-----
YVAINEArthurian son of Urien. -----
YWAINArthurian young warrior a knight. -----
YWAINEArthurian Sir a son of Urien young warrior.-----
YWAITEArabic Vaiteh. -----
YANZUBabylonianthe son of Haban.-----
YORGEBasquefarmer husbandman.-----
YULIBasquesoft haired or downy cheeked.-----
YANBulgarianJehovah s gift or grace .-----
YANKOBulgarianJehovah s gift or grace .-----
YOANBulgarianJehovah s gift or grace .-----
YORDANBulgarianthe descender.-----
YOSIFBulgarianJehovah will add.-----
YAChineseelegant learned pure.-----
YANChineseswallow the bird .-----
YANMEIChineseflattering and seductive.-----
YANYUChineseswallow jade or Yan jade.-----
YINGChineseclever.-----
YINGTAIChineseflower eminent.-----
YUChinesejade or rain.-----
YUANChineseoriginal.-----
YUANJUNChineseYuan River ruler.-----
YUEChinesemoon.-----
YUNChineseclouds.-----
YESTINCornishjust.-----
YANKOCzechJehovah s gift or grace .-----
YAHVEHEnglishVariant spelling of English Yahweh meaning existing one.-----
YAHWEHEnglishAn English pronunciation of the ineffable name of the Hebrew god YHWH meaning existing one.-----
YANCEYEnglishVariant spelling of English Yancy possibly meaning Englishman, Yankee.-----
YANCYEnglishEnglish name which may originally have been a Native American Indian word meaning Englishman, and the origin for the word Yankee.-----
YARWOODEnglishAnglicized form of Welsh Iorwerth meaning handsome lord.-----
YEHOWAHEnglishAn English pronunciation of the ineffable name of the Hebrew god YHWH meaning existing one.-----
YORKEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use derived from the city name itself from eure ric or eouer ric composed of the elements euere wild boar and ryc refuge, hence retreat from wild boars, which were in the forest of Gautries.-----
YWAINEnglishMiddle English form of French Yvain meaning well born. In Arthurian legend this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table a son of King Urien. He is said by some to be the son of Morgan le Fay making him Arthur s nephew. He has a half brother named after him and a twin sister named Morvydd. In Welsh legend his name was Owain which has a different meaning.-----
YORATHEnglishAnglicized form of Welsh Iorwerth meaning handsome lord.-----
YOUKAHAINENEnglishAnglicized form of Finnish Joukahainen possibly meaning great, large.-----
YLIJUMALAFinnishFinnish name meaning over god. In mythology this is a title belonging to Ukko.-----
YRJNFinnishVariant form of Finnish Yrjo meaning earth worker, farmer.-----
YRJOFinnishFinnish form of Norwegian/Swedish Yrjan meaning earth worker, farmer.-----
YRKKIFinnishPet form of Finnish Jorkki meaning earth worker, farmer.-----
YNGVIGermanProto Germanic name meaning friend of Ing or worshiper of Ing.-----
YVOGermanOld German name derived from the word iv yew meaning yew tree.-----
YANNIGreek Variant spelling of Greek Yianni meaning God is gracious. Compare with another form of Yanni.-----
YANNISGreek Contracted form of Greek Yiannis meaning God is gracious.-----
YIANNIGreek Short form of Greek Yiannis meaning God is gracious.-----
YIANNISGreek Greek form of Latin Johannes meaning God is gracious.-----
YIORGOSGreek Modern form of Greek Georgios meaning earth worker, farmer.-----
YORGOSGreek Contracted form of Greek Yiorgos meaning earth worker, farmer.-----
YANKOGypsy/Romani Pet form of Bulgarian Yan meaning God is gracious. In use by the Romani.-----
YANOROPossiblyGypsy/Romania Romani form of Italian Gennaro meaning January.-----
YOSKAProbablyGypsy/Romania Romani form of Hungarian Jiska meaning God shall add another son .-----
YAAKOVHebrew/Jewish Variant spelling of Hebrew Yaaqob meaning supplanter.-----
YAANAYHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning whom Jehovah answers. In the bible this is the name of a man in the tribe of Gad.-----
YAAQOBHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning supplanter. In the bible this is the name of a son of Isaac and Rebecca and the twin brother of Esau.-----
YAASUWHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning they will do or Jehovah made. In the bible this is the name of a descendant of Bani.-----
YABETSHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning pain, sorrow. In the bible this is the name of a member of Caleb s family. The English form is Jabez.-----
YABETZHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yabets meaning pain, sorrow.-----
YABIYNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning whom God observes. In the bible this is the name of two kings of the Hazor. The English form is Jabin.-----
YACHINHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yakiyn meaning he establishes or whom God strengthens.-----
YACHLEELHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning God waits or whom God has made sick. In the bible this is the name of a member of the tribe of Zebulun. The English form is Jahleel.-----
YACHL ELHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yachleel meaning God waits or whom God has made sick.-----
YACHTSE ELHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning whom God allots. In the bible this is the name of a son of Naphtali. the English form is Jahzeel.-----
YADAHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning he knows or wise. In the bible this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah. The English form is Jada.-----
YADONHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yadown meaning judge, thankful, or whom God has judged.-----
YADOWNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning judge, thankful, or whom God has judged. In the bible this is the name of a man who helped Nehemiah rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The English form is Jadon.-----
YAFETHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yepheth meaning opened or abundant, spacious.-----
YAIRHebrew/Jewish Variant spelling of Hebrew Yaiyr meaning whom God enlightens.-----
YAIYRHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning whom God enlightens. In the bible this is the name of several characters including a descendant of Manasseh.The English form is Jair.-----
YAKIYNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning he establishes or whom God strengthens. In the bible this is the name of several characters including a son of Simeon. The English form is Jachin.-----
YAKTANHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yoqtan meaning small.-----
YALONHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yalown meaning God lodges or passing the night tarrying.-----
YALOWNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning God lodges or passing the night tarrying. In the bible this is the name of a son of Ezra and a descendent of Caleb. The English form of Jalon.-----
YAMINHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yamiyn meaning the right hand, the right side, or the right quarter.-----
YAMIRHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning to change.-----
YAMIYNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning the right hand, the right side, or the right quarter. In the bible this is the name of several characters including a son of Simeon. The English form is Jamin.-----
YANShortHebrew/Jewishform of Hebrew Yanai meaning whom Jehovah answers.Compare with another form of Yan.-----
YANAIHebrew/Jewish Variant form of Hebrew Yaanay meaning whom Jehovah answers.-----
YANIVHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning he will speak.-----
YANNIHebrew/Jewish Variant form of Hebrew Yan meaning whom Jehovah answers.Compare with another form of Yanni.-----
YARDENHebrew/Jewish Hebrew unisex name meaning flowing down. In the bible this is the name of the river in Palestine. The English form is Jordan.-----
YAREBHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning contender. In the bible this is an epithet given to the king of Assyria. The English form is Jareb.-----
YAREDHebrew/Jewish Variant spelling of Hebrew Yered meaning descent.The English form is Jared.-----
YARONHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning to shout and sing.-----
YASHUWBHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning he will return or turning oneself. In the bible this is the name of a son of Bani and a son of Issachar. The English form is Jashub.-----
YAUWRHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning forested. In the bible this is the name of the father of Elhanan. The English form is Jair.-----
YAVANHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning Ionia, Greece. In the bible this is a place name and the name of a grandson of Noah. The English form is Javan.-----
YECHEZQELHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning God will strengthen. In the bible this is the name of a prophet the author of the Book of Ezekiel.-----
YECHEZKELHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yechezqel meaning God will strengthen.-----
YECHIELHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yechiyel meaning God lives or whom God preserves alive.-----
YECHIYELHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning God lives or whom God preserves alive. In the bible this is the name of many characters including a son of king Jehoshaphat.Jehiel is the Anglicized form.-----
YEDIDYAHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yediydeyah Hebrew name meaning beloved of God, delight of God, or friend of God.-----
YEDIYDEYAHHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning beloved of God, delight of God, or friend of God. In the bible this is a name given to Solomon by Nathan. Jedidiah is the Anglicized form.-----
YEDUWTHUWNHebrew/Jewish Hebrew name meaning praising. In the bible this is the name of a Levite of the family of Merari. Jeduthun is the Anglicized form.-----
YEFETHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yepheth meaning opened or abundant, spacious.-----
YEHIELHebrew/Jewish Variant spelling of Hebrew Yechiel meaning may God live -----
YEHEZKELHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yechezkel meaning God will strengthen.-----
YEHOASHHebrew/JewishVariant spelling of Hebrew Yehowash meaning given by the Lord or whom Jehovah gave.-----

Girl Name Origins

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