Baby girl names beginning with Y

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 25th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some names you can say yes to, along with their origin and meaning

The letter Y

Our list of popular baby girl names beginning with Y with meanings and origins will help you decide if your newborn could be a Yakini, Yasmin or Yseult


1. Yakini

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: truthful, honest

2. Yakira

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: precious

3. Yasmin

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: the original Persian form of the flower Jasmine
  • Also: Yasmine, Yasmina

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4. Yasu

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: peaceful

5. Yara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: water lady, small butterfly

6. Yashi

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: glory

7. Yepa

  • Origin: North American Indian
  • Meaning: snow maiden

8. Yetty

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: ruler of the household

9. Yoi

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: born in the evening

10. Yolanda

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: violet
  • Also: Viola, Yolande (French form)

11. Yseult

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: fair, light-skinned
  • Also: Isolda

12. Yvonne

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: yew tree; the feminine form of Yves
  • Also: Yvette

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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