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Boy Names Starting with Ya-

Ya- baby names and what they mean, with 24 results. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2013 and have remained as common to this day. Yaakov (#1017) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list, while Yan (top 3%) and Yake (22%) are common Ya- last names. Here is the list of Ya- names for girls.

Ya- names

Yaakov - Yarrow | Yasahiro - Yazid

Yaakov - Yarrow

Yaakov and variantsYaakov, var. Yaacob, Yachov, Yacov, Yago1, Yakov1, Yakob
Based on Hebrew word. "He who supplants." Yarkov and Yeokov are creative forms.

Derivative of Hebrew language. "Forest." Unconventional. Compare Yaar and popular -ar last names Yashar (top 59%), Baar (19%). See also Yakar.

Yachim1, Yakim1
Var. of Joachim. Derived fr. Hebrew element. "Established by God." Not in Top 2000.

Yachim2, Yakim2
Forms of Jehoiakim. From Hebrew element. "Established by God." Not Top 2000 names.

Form of Jael. Derived fr. Hebrew language. "Mountain goat." Adoption of Yael as a boys' name in 2015 was up 17.5% compared to the previous decade. See also Gael.

Form of Iago. Derivative of Spanish, Welsh, Hebrew. "He who supplants." Yagi (top 18%), Yapo (100%) are conventional last names.

Based on Native American Indian language. "He who yells." Yaholo is rarely adopted as a boys' name.

Stems fr. Hebrew. "Precious." Yakar was not among 2015's Top names.

Yakim3, var. Yacheem, Yachim3
Based on Hebrew. "Established by God." Yakim, Yacheem and Yachim are uncommon as boys' names.

Jacob and variantsYakov2, Yakup, Yaqub
Forms of Jacob. Root fr. Hebrew word. "He who supplants." Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub are hardly found as masculine names, and Yaqub appears often (upper 59%) as a surname.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ya- names: Yaakov, Yael, Yakov, Yale, Yancey, Yancy

Yale and variantsYale, var. Yael2
Stems fr. Welsh, Old English languages. "Heights, upland; fertile moor." Uncommon, with usage of 0.009% for Yale and Yael as birth names in 2015, lower than 0.012% the year before.

Yamin, Yamino
Forms of Benjamin. Derivative of Hebrew word. "Son of the right hand." Yamil is a somewhat common boys' name.

Source fr. Aramaic word. "He will answer." Yanai is rare as a male name, registering commonly (top 75%) as a last name. See also Yann.

Yancy and variantsYancy, var. Yance, Yancey, Yantsey
Possibly an Indian word for "Englishman" .. Yancey (upper 2%), Yancy (5%) and Yance (37%) exist regularly as surnames.

Yann, var. Yannic, Yannick
Derivative of French, Hebrew languages. "God is gracious." Yann, Yannic and Yannick are unique as boys' names.

Yanni1, Yanno
Var. of John. Based on Hebrew element. "God is gracious." Not in popularity charts.

Yannis, var. Yanni2, Yannakis
Origin fr. Greek, Hebrew words. "God is gracious." Not in popularity charts.

Yaphet, var. Yapheth
Stems fr. Hebrew. "Comely." Yaphet and Yapheth are scarcely used male names.

Yardley, var. Yardlee, Yardlea, Yardleigh, Yardly, Yarley
Origin fr. Old English. "Fenced meadow." Not in Top 2000.

Plant name .. Yarrow, like the similar Darrow, occurs more often as a last name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ya- names for boys.

1. Yaakov - Yarrow
Yaakov [Yago, Yakob, Yacov, Yakov, Yaacob, Yachov], Yaar, Joachim [Yakim, Yachim], Jehoiakim [Yakim, Yachim], Jael [Yael], Iago [Yago], Yaholo, Yakar, Yakim [Yachim, Yacheem], Jacob [Yakov, Yakup, Yaqub], Yale [Yael], Benjamin [Yamin, Yamino], Yanai, Yancy [Yance, Yancey, Yantsey], Yann [Yannic, Yannick], John [Yanni, Yanno], Yannis [Yanni, Yannakis], Yaphet [Yapheth], Yardley [Yarley, Yardly, Yardlea, Yardlee, Yardleigh], Yarrow

Yasahiro, Yasir [Yasr, Yaseer, Yasser], Yates, Yazid [Yazeed]

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