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Girl Names Starting with Ya-

Ya- baby names and what they mean, with 20 results. These girl names were at the height of their popularity 12 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.12%) and are somewhat less popular today (ADOPTION 0.07%, 46.4% LESS), with names such as Yasmin falling out of fashion. Yara (#672) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation, while Yarrell (TOP 46%) and Yakel (23%) are popular Ya- last names. Here is the list of Ya- names for boys.

Ya- names

Yabell - Yasmin

Yabelle, Yabella, Yabell
Var. of Ysabel. Derivative of French, Hebrew words. "God is my oath." Yzabella is a marginally favored birth name.

Yacintha, Yacinta
Var. of Giacinta. Based on Italian, Greek elements. "Hyacinth." Unconventional, but Yacinta is similar to popular last names Yata (TOP 85%), Yanta (38%), which also end with -ta.

Yaffa, var. Yaffah
Derived fr. Hebrew. "Lovely." Yafi and Yafya are creative variations.

Origin fr. Hebrew language. "Diamond." Not in Top 2000.

Derivative of Hebrew word. "To illuminate." Not widespread. Yaira is not listed in the US Census. See also Yakira.

Root fr. Hebrew element. "Costly, precious." Yakira is seldom used as a children's name. See also Yaira.

Root fr. Russian, Greek languages. "Sun ray." Unusual. Yalena (cf. Yoana) uses the androgynous-sounding -na suffix. See also Valena.

Yolanda and variants

Yalonda, Yalinda
Forms of Yolanda. Stems fr. Greek, Spanish words. "Violet flower." Somewhat popular as children's names, Yalinda and Yalonda are comparable to the common Malinda.

Yaminah, var. Yamina
Derivative of Arabic language. "Suitable, proper." Yaminah and Yamina were not Top birth names in 2018.

Yoana and variants

Yanna, Yana
Forms of Yoana. Origin fr. Hebrew language. "God is gracious." Used somewhat widely as baby names, Yana and Yanna are comparable to the popular Janna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ya- names: Yalonda, Yana, Yara, Yasmeen, Yasmin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ya- names: Yasmine, Yazmin

Yancey, var. Yancy, Yancie, Yancee
.. possibly a Native American word misheard .. Compare last names Yanney (TOP 65%), Yance (37%).

Yannick, var. Yannic, Yann, Yanick
Derived fr. French, Hebrew. "God is gracious." Yannick, Yann, etc. are not in the Top 2000.


From Brazilian, Arabic languages. "Water lady; small butterfly." Adoption of Yara is at its apex presently. See also Dara.

Yarina1, var. Yaryna
Root fr. Russian, Greek elements. Variant of Irene. Yarina and Yaryna are unconventional female names, and Yarina exists commonly (UPPER 66%) as a last name.

Var. of Irene. Based on Greek word. "Peace." Rare as a baby name, but Yarina is comparable to the more conventional Karina. See also Tarina.

Source fr. Slavic word. "Trader." Outside Top 2000.

Origin fr. Hebrew language. "She will rejoice." Yarona was not a Top birth name in 2018. See also Varona.

Yazenia, Yasenia
Forms of Yesenia. Root fr. Spanish. Yasenia and Yazenia are not in the Top 2000.

Jasmine and variants

Yasminia, Yasmine1, Yasmina1, Yasmin1, Yasmeen1
Var. of Jasmine. Origin fr. Old French, Persian elements. "Jasmine." Usage of Yasmeen and variants as baby names in 2018 was down 54.1% compared to a decade ago.

Yasmin and variants

Yasmin2, var. Yazmin, Yasmine2, Yasminda, Yasmina2, Yasmena, Yasmene, Yasmeena, Yasmeen2, Yasiman, Yasamin
From Arabic, Persian languages. "Jasmine flower." Yasamin, Yasiman, Yasmeena, Yasmena and Yasmene are more rare as baby names among the versions of Yasmin.

Quick Reference

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

1. Yabell - Yasmin
Ysabel [Yabell, Yabelle, Yabella], Giacinta [Yacinta, Yacintha], Yaffa [Yaffah], Yahaloma, Yaira, Yakira, Yalena, Yolanda [Yalonda, Yalinda], Yaminah [Yamina], Yoana [Yana, Yanna], Yancey [Yancy, Yancie, Yancee], Yannick [Yann, Yannic, Yanick], Yara, Yarina [Yaryna], Irene [Yarina], Yarmilla, Yarona, Yesenia [Yazenia, Yasenia], Jasmine [Yasmin, Yasmina, Yasmine, Yasmeen, Yasminia], Yasmin [Yazmin, Yasmine, Yasmina, Yasmene, Yasmena, Yasmeen, Yasminda, Yasmeena, ..]

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