Baby Names Starting with Y

Congratulations to-be-mom and dad! Now that you're in the final phase of pregnancy, you will get to hold your little one in your arms very soon. The moment you look into his or her eyes, it's going to be love at first sight. And after that, both of you will get busy caring for the apple of your eye and continue to make the most beautiful memories of your life.

As time will pass, the day of naming your baby will arrive, and everyone around you will begin preparations for the ceremony. But wait, what about the baby's name? Have you thought of one yet? Do not postpone it to the day after your baby is born as you will hardly get any time. To avoid the rushed decision of choosing a name, start now!

You have landed on this page, meaning you have already picked your letter, great job! Now comes the next step – to look for names with Y. Searching for best baby Y names is going to be a task, so make sure everyone close to your soon-to-arrive baby participates in the activity.

Divide the members into two groups and decide who goes in the "Y names for girls" group and who goes in the "Y boy names" group. While everyone will share their ideas, you might find yourself in a dilemma of choosing the best name. So, start by shortlisting the names you like, take your time to finalise the two best ones. Remember, as parents it's going to be your decision in the end.

The process can overwhelm you, so worry not; we’ve got some simple tips that will help you:

  • Decide on whether you want to look for baby girl names from Y that are modern or traditional. The same rule applies to baby boy names.

  • The names you choose shouldn't be very long when combined with the last name.

  • You can also choose a name with a meaning close to your heart.

  • You can also use the parents' name blending technique to create a customised name for your baby.

  • You and your partner should be happy with the name that you all have chosen.

Here is a specially curated list of Y letter names along with their meanings to help you choose faster:

Boy Names Starting With Y


Baby Boy Names From YMeaning
YaaminBlessed; auspicious; oath; restrained
YaaniRipe; scarlet
YadhuveerLord Krishna
YadneshSpirit of happiness; the spirit of joy; God of Ganesha and Vignesh
YaeeshBin al-Jahm was a narrator of Hadith
YafirTo image
YagnikA person who performs Yajna; the age of the nation
YahyaA prophet's name
YajWorshipper; sacrifice; another name of Lord Shiva; a sage
YajurvVedic worship
YajurvedReligious reverence; veneration; worship; sacrifice
YakshA representative of God; a type of demi-God; protector of forests; speedy
YakshitWho is made for ever; permanent; God
YakulPhilosopher; careful; beautiful
YalmazSahabi name
YamahilLord Vishnu
YamajitLord Shiva; the one who won over Yama
YamakA king
YamirThe moon
YanshGod name
YaqeenTrust; belief
YaqubRuby; precious stone; a prophet's name
YaseenSura in the Quran; one of the prophet Mohammad's names
YaseerWealthy; lives forever
YashalBrilliant; radiant
YashitA person who brings fame; famous, or glorious
YashneilFamous; glorious; successful
YatisaLord of ascetics
YishaiGift; father of King David
YugantarDifference between eras
YuyutsuEager to fight
YavisthaYoungest; last born; another name for Agni
YushiPopular among peers
YudhavLord Krishna
YugmaTwins; zodiac sign of Gemini
YupaksaThe eye of victory


Baby Girl Names Starting From Y


Girl Names Starting With YMeaning
YaachanaEntreaty; prayer
YadaviGoddess Durga
YaditaLord of night
YahviHeaven; earth; the union of heaven and the earth
YakshaliGod Yaksha, caretakers of nature
YakshitaWonder girl
YalinaSoft; gentle
YaliniGoddess Saraswati; melodious
YamyaAnother name of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu; night
YaqeenaWithout doubt
YariqaBright; fair
YaseeraA wealthy woman; living well
YashiFamous; successful
YantiGoddess Parvati
YastikaA string of pearls
YuktaA latitude
YusraaProper name
YuvaraniYoung queen
YuvakshiBeautiful eyes
YasminJasmine flower
YuvinaYoung lady
YuvatiZodiac sign of Virgo
YumnaGood fortune; success
YosanaGirl; a young woman
YogataraThe chief star of any constellation
YogmayaThe magical power of abstract meditation
YashreeVictorious; goddess of victory; Goddess Lakshmi; fortunate; auspicious
YasimJasmine flower
YasnaWhite rose; to pray


Woah! That was a really long list, and we hope you have found some of the best names for your little star. But, if you haven't and still wish to explore more options, check out our Baby Name Generator tool. Wish you a Happy Naming!

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