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Girl Names That Start With Y

Y is for Yanna, Yelena, Yvette, and Yolanda—and a handful of other baby girl names you might want to say yes to.

Yvonne

Japanese: A town located in Hamana District, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Yvette

Yvette had one moment of glory in the 60s when she got a lot of attention, but has since settled comfortably into the retirement... Read more about Yvette

Yolanda

Meaning "violet flower" in Greek, the very midcentury sounding Yolanda was once a flower in full bloom who is now wilting... Read more about Yolanda

Yesenia

Basque: Reference to the Virgin Mary

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Yasmin

Turkish: Jasmine

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Yara

Yara is a beautiful name with a beautiful history. Pronounced YAH-rah, it's the name of a Brazilian goddess with green hair... Read more about Yara

Yulia

English: From the yew tree valley; surname; variant of Udell

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Yasmina

Russian: Russian familar form for Jacob or James

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Ysabel

With Isabel and Isabella sky rocketing up the name charts in the wake of the Twilight Saga, Ysabel is the perfect choice... Read more about Ysabel

Yoana

Norse: A mythical giant

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Yalenchka

Native American: Blue (Sioux)

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Yaletha

Hebrew: Supplanter or siezing by the heel; variant of Jacob

Russian Origin

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Yalgonata

English: From the fertile hill; associated with Ivy League Yale University

Welsh: From the fertile hill; associated with Ivy League Yale University

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Yamka

Russian: Russian form of Helen light

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Yana

Russian: Russian form of Helen light

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Yanamaria

Hindi: God of death and time in Brahmanism

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Yanamarie

Native American: Blossom (Hopi)

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Yardena

Native American: Englishman, derived possibly from yankee

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Yasemin

Russian: Appointed by God

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Yasiman

Hebrew: He who sings, cry of joy

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Yepa

Hebrew: Praised; variant of Judah

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Yeva

Hebrew: Established by God

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Yevtsye

Spanish: Meaning unknown; gained popularity in the ''70s as a title character of a Spanish-language soap opera

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Ygeme

English: Generous, giving; possible diminutive of Henrietta

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Yngvild

Hebrew: He laughs; popular variant of Isaac

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