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16 Modern Boy Names that Start with Y (with Meanings!)

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Inside: Looking for boy names that start with Y? You’ll love these modern names real moms are using from Yaeger to York!

Give your baby boy a handsome and strong Y name like Yarden, Yakub and Yash. These trendy names are sure to stand out and are perfect for any mom and baby to be.

I’ve included only the most modern Y names out there, curated from the other baby name lists on my site. (No need to scroll through 100’s names real moms would never use!)

So here are the best Y names for boys with meanings, and don’t forget boy names that start with W and boy names that start with X.

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Y Names for Boys

  1. Yaeger – German origin, Chase, Hunt
  2. Yakub – Arabic origin, Supplanter
  3. Yale – English origin, From the fertile upland
  4. Yan – Chinese origin, Pretty colors, Swallow bird
  5. Yancy – American origin, Created name
  6. Yanisin – Native American origin, Ashamed
  7. Yarden – Hebrew origin, To flow down
  8. Yardley – Hebrew origin, From the wood where spars were got
  9. Yash – Indian origin, Glory, Fame
  10. Yasin – Arabic origin, The Prophet Muhammad
  11. Yasser/Yaser/Yasir – Arabic origin, Rich, Easy, Smooth
  12. Yasu – Japanese origin, Calm
  13. Yates – English origin, Dweller by the gate
  14. York – English origin, From the town of Eburos

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Your Turn

Which of these Y names for boys are your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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