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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Yaacob

He who supplants

Hebrew

Yaak
Yaakov

He who supplants

Hebrew

#935 (0.0115%)  
Yaar

Forest

Hebrew

Yacheem

Established by God

Hebrew

Yachim

Established by God

Hebrew

Yachin
Yachov

He who supplants

Hebrew

Yacov

He who supplants

Hebrew

Yael

Mountain goat; heights, upland; fertile moor

Welsh

#876 (0.0128%)  
Yafeu
Yago

He who supplants

Welsh

#2,303 (0.0008%)  
Yaholo

He who yells

Native American

Yahya
#904 (0.0122%)  
Yakar

Precious

Hebrew

Yakim

Established by God

Hebrew

Yakir
Yakob

He who supplants

Hebrew

Yakov

He who supplants

Hebrew

#1,092 (0.0077%)  
Yakup

He who supplants

Hebrew

Yale

Heights, upland; fertile moor

Welsh

Yamal
Yamin

Son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Yussuf

Jehovah increases

Hebrew

Yusuf

Hebrew

#548 (0.0331%)  
Yusuff
Yusuke
Yuszef

Jehovah increases

Hebrew

Yutaka
Yuval
Yuzo
Yves

Yew

French

Yamino

Son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old age

Hebrew

Yvo

Yew

French

Yvon

Yew

French

Yanai

He will answer

Aramaic

Yance
Yvor

Yew, bow army

Scandinavian

Yancey
Yancy

English

Yang
Yaniv
Yanko
Yann

God is gracious

Hebrew

Yannakis

God is gracious

Hebrew

Yanni

God is gracious

Hebrew

#2,400 (0.0006%)  
Yannic

God is gracious

Hebrew

Yannick

God is gracious

Hebrew

#2,274 (0.0008%)  
Yannis

God is gracious

Hebrew

Yanno

God is gracious

Hebrew

You’re sure to wind up with a rare find among boy names that start with Y. Despite the letter’s energy, Y names for boys aren’t common at all. While most parents seeking something unique head to X or Z, the letter Y actually contains some of the rarest boy names out there. Among these unique boy names that start with Y are names including Yanis, Yannick, and Yarley.

Rare baby boy names that start with Y aren’t that out there if you look closer. Check out Yael or Yoel for instance. They’re surprisingly similar to more popular picks like Noel or Joel. There are super cool names like Yahir who remain under the radar as well despite working well among the rise of Spanish names for boys.

Meanings are also a place to explore, as many baby boy names starting with Y come from breaktaking backgrounds. For Biblical name lovers, Yanai means “he will answer” while Yarema means “appointed by God.” Among the meanings are many strong boy names like Yaseen meaning “chief” and Yazid meaning “becoming greater.”

From Welsh monikers like Yestin to African names like Yerodin, boy names that start with Y come from all walks of life. Whether you stick to your heritage or explore the world, discover something new with boy names that start with Y.