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Boy Names Starting with Yo-

Yo- baby names and what they mean, with 14 results. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago and have remained as popular to this day. Yousef (#790) and Yosef (#723) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here, while Younes (TOP 15%) and Yohey (41%) are common Yo- last names. Here is the list of Yo- names for girls.

Yo- names

Yochanan - Yovanny

Yochanan, var. Yohannan
Source fr. Hebrew. "God is gracious." Yohanan is a slightly favored boys' name.


Form of Joel. Source fr. Hebrew element. "Jehovah is the Lord." Popular, and Yoel is comparable to common surnames Doel (UPPER 48%), Roel (26%), which also end with -oel. See also Noel.

.. possibly in Spanish, "I, Elvis". Yoelvis is rare as a children's name.

Stems fr. Hebrew element. "Dove." Yonas is uncommon as a birth name.

From Welsh word. "Handsome lord." Rather unusual as a boys' name.

Yorik, Yorick1, Yorgos
Forms of George. Origin fr. Greek word. "Farmer." Yorgos, Yorick and Yorik are unusual as children's names.

Based on Old English word. "Farmer." Yorick is unique as a children's name. See also York.

York and variants

York, var. Yorke, Yorrick, Yorick3
Source fr. Old English word. "Boar settlement; yew settlement." York is prevalent as a boys' name among these versions.

Yusuf and variants

Yoseff, Yosef
Forms of Yusuf. Derived fr. Hebrew word. "The Lord increases." Yosef has risen in favor since the 1880s.

Place name .. A quaint boys' name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yo- names: Yoel, York, Yosef, Young, Yousef

Var. of Yeoman. Origin fr. Middle English word. "Attendant, servant." Not in popularity charts.


Source fr. English language. Adjective used as given name. Somewhat atypical as a children's name, Young exists more often as a last name.


Var. of Joseph. Source fr. Hebrew word. "Jehovah increases." Yousef has grown increasingly popular with parents since 1880-1889. See also Yoseff.

Yovanny, var. Yovanni, Yovanney
Based on Italian, Hebrew languages. "God is gracious." Yovanny, Yovanney and Yovanni were not among 2018's Top names.

Quick Reference

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

1. Yochanan - Yovanny
Yochanan [Yohannan], Joel [Yoel], Yoelvis, Yonas, Yorath, George [Yorik, Yorick, Yorgos], Yorick, York [Yorke, Yorick, Yorrick], Yusuf [Yosef, Yoseff], Yosemite, Yeoman [Youman], Young, Joseph [Yousef], Yovanny [Yovanni, Yovanney]

Usage comparison for Yo- names