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24 Modern Girl Names that Start with Y (with Meanings!)

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Inside: Looking for girl names that start with Y? You’ll love these modern names real moms are using from Yarden to Yelena!

Give your baby girl an adorable and sweet Y name like Yancy, Yates and Yardley. These beautiful names are sure to stand out and are perfect for any mom and baby to be.

This post includes 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 of names real moms would never use!)

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

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Y Names for Girls

  1. Yael – Hebrew origin, Mountain goat
  2. Yale – English origin, From the fertile upland
  3. Yana – Hebrew origin, He answers
  4. Yancy/Yantse – Native American origin, Yellow willow
  5. Yara – Arabic origin, Small butterfly
  6. Yarden – Hebrew origin, To flow down
  7. Yardley – English origin, From the wood where spars were got
  8. Yaretzy/Yaretzi – Aztec origin, You will always be loved
  9. Yas/Yasmeen/Yasmine – Arabic origin, Jasmine flower
  10. Yasmin – Persian origin, Jasmine flower
  11. Yates – English origin, Dweller by the gate
  12. Yavanna – English origin, Giver of fruits
  13. Yavesly – American origin, Miracle of God
  14. Yelena – Portuguese origin, Form of Helen
  15. Yên – Vietnamese origin, Peaceful, Calm
  16. Yenifer – Spanish origin, White wave
  17. Yesenia – Spanish origin, Palm tree
  18. Yessica – Spanish origin, God beholds
  19. Yetta – Hebrew origin, Light
  20. Yuki – Japanese origin, Snow, Lucky

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Want even more modern girl names? You’ll love these!

Your Turn

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

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