Yearning for uniqueness? You’re in the right place
There are some familiar girl names that start with Y most people would recognize but they don’t typically rank very high on the popularity charts. So if you’re looking for some names that are less popular and a bit more unique, Y is a good place to look.
- Names starting with Y come from various cultural backgrounds, including Hebrew, Spanish, Native American, and others. This diversity allows you to explore different naming traditions and find a name that resonates with your personal heritage or interests.
- Our list of girl names that start with Y 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.
- Many names starting with Y carry interesting meanings and symbolism. For example, Yara is a beautiful Arabic name meaning “small butterfly,” while Yasmin means “jasmine flower” in Persian. Exploring the meanings behind these names can add depth and significance to your choice.
We like to have a little fun with our name lists so we’ve created some categories to get the juices flowing for you:
- Yonder Yearning: Girl names that start with Y have an enchanting ability to evoke a sense of wanderlust and longing for far-off lands. Think about it: Yasmine whispers of exotic spice markets in Morocco, Yelena transports us to snow-kissed Russian landscapes, and Yara conjures images of lush Amazon rainforests. With a Y name, your daughter’s imagination will always be soaring beyond the horizons.
- Yodel Yodel: When it comes to Y names, there’s a charming trend of names that make you want to break into song. Picture this: You can’t help but yodel with glee when you say names like Yvette, Yolanda, Yvonne, Yara, and Yasmin. It’s an irresistible urge, really, and your little one’s name will bring forth a chorus of joy wherever she goes!
- Yearning for Adventure: If you’re seeking a name that embodies a free-spirited nature and adventurous charm, the girl names that start with Y hold the key. Yara, Yvette, Yasmina, Yvonne, and Yara – these names are like a treasure map to a lifetime of exploration and thrilling escapades. Your little girl will be the embodiment of wanderlust and daring adventures!
- Yin and Yay: When it comes to Y names, you’re in for a delightful duality. These names embody the perfect balance of sweetness and spunk. Just imagine little Yara, who’s as gentle as a morning breeze yet possesses the fiery spirit of a dragonfly. With a Y name, your daughter will be a harmonious blend of sugar and spice, making life all the more thrilling!
- Yoga Prodigies: Get ready to strike a pose because Y names have an uncanny connection to yoga. Coincidence? I think not! Names like Yara, Yael, or Yasmin will have your daughter channeling her inner yogi with grace and flexibility. From peaceful warrior poses to serene lotus positions, your little one will embrace a Zen-like harmony that radiates through her every move.
We know it can feel a bit overwhelming at times but we’re here to help lighten the load as you go through the process of choosing a name for your new baby. Whatever your style, we think you’ll find some good names to add to your list from these 116 girl names that start with Y.
You also might want to check out our lists of boy names that start with Y.
Girl names that start with Y
- 421 amazing girl names that start with A
- 171 beautiful girl names that start with B
- 337 charming girl names that start with C
- 227 distinctive girl names that start with D
- 230 enviable girl names that start with E
- 74 flawless girl names that start with F
- 101 gorgeous girl names that start with G
- 91 girl names that start with H
- 78 intriguing girl names that start with I
- 268 jaw-dropping girl names that start with J
- 284 kool girl names that start with K
- 342 lovable girl names that start with L
- 392 magical girl names that start with M
- 116 noteworthy girl names that start with N
- 68 o-mazing girl names that start with O
- 99 precious girl names that start with P
- 48 quintessential girl names that start with Q
- 157 radiant girl names that start with R
- 300 striking girl names that start with S
- 192 treasured girl names that start with T
- 48 unique girl names that start with U
- 96 vibrant girl names that start with V
- 122 wondrous girl names that start with W
- 46 girl names that start with X
- 116 girl names that start with Y
- 242 girl names that start with Z
A word from The Baby Swag crew
There are lots of things to think about when you’re trying to conceive or already pregnant. Choosing a name can hopefully be one of more enjoyable aspects of your early parenting journey. Give yourself some time and have some fun with it if you can.