Yuka

Origin: Japanese 優 花 “gentle/tenderness flower” Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “gentle/tenderness flower”from Japanese elements yu 優 (gentle) and ka 花 “flower”, though like all Japanese names the meaning depends on the kanji used. According to Wikipedia, here are some of the other meanings. 由香, “reason, fragrance” 由華, “reason, beautiful” 由佳, “reason, good” 由花, “reason, flower” 有佳,…

Yaron

Origin: Hebrew יָרוֹן (Hebrew) Meaning: to sing, to shout Variants: Jaron; Yarona is the feminine form of the name.

Yima

Origin: Avestan Meaning: the ancient Avestan form of Persian Jam (a short form of Jamshid), meaning either “twin” or “river”. In all honesty, however, I could find little information about the name’s etymology with the exception of Behind the Name and Wikipedia. Yima is not a name found in A Series of Unfortunate Events– there were…

Yvonne

Origin: French Meaning: French feminine form of Yvon, a medieval diminutive of Yves ultimately derived from Old German element iv meaning “yew” Variants: Ivonne (German), Ivet (Bulgarian), Ivona (Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Croatian), Evonne, Lavonne/Lavone

Ylva

Origin: Old Norse Meaning: “she-wolf” derived from Old Norse úlfr meaning “wolf” Ulf is a masculine form of the name. ~The photo above are actually coyotes, not wolves, but I seriously love this photo~

Yonah

Origin: Hebrew ( יוֹנָה ) Meaning: Hebrew form of Jonah meaning “dove”  ( יוֹנָה ) Spelled Yona, it becomes a word used in Ancient India (by the Pali and Prakrits) to refer to Greek speakers, (its analogue Yavana was used in Sanskrit) as well as being a transliteration for the Ionians Yonina and Yonit are feminine forms…

Ymir

Pinterest Origin: Norse Meaning: debated. The only info I could find on it was that it could possibly mean “twin, hermaphrodite” from Indo-Germanic iemo In Norse mythology, Ymir was a primordial giant and the grandfather of Odin, Ve, and Vili, who later killed him and used his corpse to create the world- his blood was…

Yuri

Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean Meaning: farmer, earthworker; lily; glass Yuri is a male Russian name, a variant transcription Yuriy, which is the Russian and Ukrainian form of George, meaning “farmer, earthworker”. ( Юрий ) Russian;  ( Юрій ) Ukrainian Yuri is also a Japanese female name meaning “lily” (百合).. Yuriko (百合子) is a variant of the…

Yvain

Origin: Welsh Meaning: a form of Owain, which either the Welsh form of Eugene (well born) or it comes from Welsh eoghunn (youth)

Yusuf

Origin: Arabic, Turkish ( يوسف ) Arabic Meaning: Arabic and Turkish form of Joseph, meaning “God will increase/add” Variants: Yousef

Yolanda

Origin: Greek, Spanish Meaning: violet Variants: Yolande (French)

Yuya

Origin: Japanese Meaning: hundred nights

Yorath

Origin: Welsh Meaning: handsome lord Variants: Iorwerth, Yorath Yorath is the anglicized version of the Welsh Iorwerth, with diminutives Iolo and and Iolyn.

Yuma

Origin: Native American; Japanese Meaning: son of the chief; serene truth/ gentleness, superiority/ distant leisurely + horse/hemp/ true, genuine Variants: Yuuma Gender: unisex This was one of the hardest names I’ve ever tried to find any information on. It seems to be both a Native American name and a unisex Japanese name, which was where…