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Yutaka (ゆたか)

Yutaka (ゆたか) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yuu-tah-kah [jɯ̟́ᵝ.tà.kà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the adjective 豊か (yutaka) meaning "abundant, wealthy, plentiful, rich" with kanji that have similar meanings including 裕 and 穣, the latter taken from 豊穣 (hōjō), referring to an abundant grain crop. Other kanji that have meanings…
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Yūhi (ゆうひ)

Yūhi (ゆうひ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male, can be female as well Pronunciation: yuu:-khee [jɯ̟́ᵝɯ̟̀ᵝ.çì] Variant transcriptions: Yuhi, Yuuhi Etymology and/or ways to write: Some of the kanji used for this name can be seen in the table below (blue and pink colours indicate a kanji for this name is more prominently used for males/females): yū…
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Mystery Monday: Yuwage

Mystery Monday: Yuwage | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Yuni (ゆに)

Yuni (ゆに) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: FemalePronunciation: yuu-nʸee [jɯ̟́ᵝ.ɲ̟ì] Etymology and/or ways to write:Most of the kanji used for this name are in the table below: yu (ゆ) ni (に) 結 "tie, bond" 仁 "benevolence, compassion, humanity" 悠 "quiet, calm" 虹 "rainbow" 優 "gentle, elegant" 似 "resemblance, imitation" 友 "friend"   由 "reason, cause"   夢…
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Our Favorite Baby Names Starting With Y

Our Favorite Baby Names Starting With Y | Name News | Scoop.it
Here’s the first post, where we lay out the game as we’re going to play it, but the gist is that we are pretending we have a baby to name, and that the baby MUST be given a name startin…
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Yuzuha (ゆずは)

Yuzuha (ゆずは) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: yuu-zuu-hah [jɯ̟́ᵝ.zɨ̀ᵝ.hà] Etymology and/or ways to write: The most popular form of this name is 柚葉, made up of 柚 (yuzu), referring to the yuzu citrus fruit (also occasionally written as 柚子), and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf." Other kanji used in 3-kanji combinations include: yu (ゆ) zu (ず)…
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Mystery Monday: Idosia/Ydozia

Mystery Monday: Idosia/Ydozia | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Yuriko (ゆりこ)

Yuriko (ゆりこ) | Name News | Scoop.it
(Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: yuu-rʸee-ko [jɯ̟́ᵝ.ɾʲì.kò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The most commonly used form of this name is 百合子, made up of 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily" and 子 (ko) meaning "child." 百 is also used as the first kanji for other kanji combinations, which include: yu (ゆ) ri (り) 友 "friend" 里 "village"…
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Yōhei (ようへい)

Yōhei (ようへい) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yo:-he: [jò̞ó̞.hé̞ː] Variant transcription: Yohei, Youhei Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element is most likely to be written as either 平 (hei) meaning “even, flat” or 兵 (hei) meaning “soldier, army.” As for the first element, it can be written as: 陽 meaning "day; sun" 洋…
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Yoshimune (よしむね)

Yoshimune (よしむね) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yo-shee-muu-ne [jò̞.ɕí.mɯ̟̀ᵝ.nè̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is typically used as 宗 (mune) meaning "principle, aim, central part, pillar," cognate to 棟 (mune) meaning "ridge (of roof)" and 胸 (mune) meaning "chest, breast; heart, mind" (the last kanji not used for names…
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Ianeira, Ianira, Yanira

Ianeira, Ianira, Yanira | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Greek Ιάνειρα Ιάνιρα Meaning: uncertain Gender: feminine (yah-NEER-ah) The name is Greek but of uncertain derivation, it may be linked with the term Ionian. In Greek mythology, it is borne by an Oceanid nymph who was said to be gathering flowers with Persephone when she was abducted by Hades. It is also borne by…
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Yūsuke (ゆうすけ)

Yūsuke (ゆうすけ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yuu:-ske [jɯ̟́ᵝɯ̟̀ᵝ.sì̥.kè̞] Variant transcriptions: Yusuke, Yuusuke Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element for this name is 助 (suke) meaning “help,” also written as 介, 輔, 祐, 佑, 亮, 典, and so on. As for the first element, it can be written as: 祐/佑/侑 meaning “help” 裕…
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York –

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York comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from the city of York in northern England. The name was originally named from Latin Eboracum meaning “yew tree place” which comes from Proto-Celtic *eburos “yew”, combined with the Proto-Celtic possessive suffix *-ākos. The name later became associated with Old English Eoforwic meaning “boar settlement” or “boar village”…
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Girl Names Starting with Y: Yara, Yarrow, Yvelisse

Girl Names Starting with Y: Yara, Yarrow, Yvelisse | Name News | Scoop.it
Girl names starting with Y tend towards the obscure. After all, Y ranks 23rd out of 26 in terms of most popular first initials. Only Q, X, and U are less popular. Another factor? Lots of Y names aren’t exactly Y names at all. The letter easily stands in for I – see Ysabel and […]
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The One-Hit Wonder Yuvawn –

The One-Hit Wonder Yuvawn – | Name News | Scoop.it
The curious name Yuvawn was a one-hit wonder in the U.S. baby name data late 1920s: 1930: unlisted1929: unlisted1928: 6 baby girls named Yuvawn [debut] 1927: unlisted1926: unlisted What inspired it…
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Yō (よう)

Yō (よう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: yo: [jó̞ò̞] Variant transcriptions: Yo, You, Yoh Archaic writing: えう (Eu), えふ (Efu), やう (Yau), やふ (Yafu) Etymology and/or ways to write: Any kanji with this reading can be used, such as: 陽 meaning "day; sun" 葉 meaning "leaf" 耀/燿 meaning "brightness, brilliance" 瑶, used in compounds…
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Yoshiko (よしこ)

Yoshiko (よしこ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: FemalePronunciation: yo-shko [jó̞.ɕì̥.kò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write:The second element of this name is usually 子 (ko) meaning "child." As for the first element, it usually comes from the classical adjective 良し/善し/好し (yoshi, modern yoi/ii) meaning "good, excellent" (can also be written as 吉, 佳 or 宜), though it can…
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Yorozu (よろず)

Yorozu (よろず) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yo-ro-zuu~yo-ro-zuu [jò̞.ɾó̞.zɨ́ᵝ]~[jó̞.ɾò̞.zɨ̀ᵝ] Variant writing: よろづ Etymology and/or ways to write: This name stems from the numeral for ten thousand, written as 万 or as its old variant 萬. Popularity: Though it is very rarely used right now, before World War 2, it did see a bit of usage,…
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In Search of Yfaine

We didn’t give up hope, though! Dr. Uckelman was struck with the thought that the letters “-in-” in Yfaine could be a misreading of “-m-,” so the name is actually “Yfame,” a variation of “Euphemia,” for which we have an entry in the Dictionary here. We even have a source in Old French from 1296, lining up nicely with our Mystery Name!

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Wildcard Y names

Wildcard Y names | Name News | Scoop.it
Since there are no Estonian names starting with Y, either native or borrowed, today is another wildcard day. Female: Yansylu means "beautiful soul" in Persian. This is a Tatar name. Yejide means "image of the mother" in Yoruba. Yemanyá is a Yoruba fertility goddess, also popular in Brazil. Yewudbar means "beautiful beyond limits" in Amharic.…
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Mystery Monday: Ymar

Mystery Monday: Ymar | Name News | Scoop.it
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn't yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name's origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! If you wish…
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Yasir, Yasira, Yashira

Yasir, Yasira, Yashira | Name News | Scoop.it
Yasir is a male Arabic name which is derived from the Arabic root y-s-r meaning "ease" or "right-handed." The name was borne by Yasir ibn Amir (d. 615 C. E.), who is said to be the second martyr in Islam according to Islamic tradition. Other transliterations include: Yassir & Yasser (Persian) & Yaser (Turkish). It's…
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Jadirah, Yadira

Jadirah, Yadira | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Arabic جَدِيْرَة Meaning: "essence; nature; deserving." Gender: feminine Arab (jah-DEER-ah); Sp (yah-DEE-rah) Jadirah is derived from the Arabic root J-D-R meaning "essence; nature" or "deserving." Its Spanish form of Yadira first came into use in Spanish-speaking countries in the early 20th-century. It may have been introduced by Lebanese immigrants to Latin America. The name…
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Yōko (ようこ)

Yōko (ようこ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: yo:-ko [jó̞ò̞.kò̞] Variant transcriptions: Yoko, Youko Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is almost always written as 子 (ko) meaning "child." As for the first element, it can be written as: 陽 meaning “day; sun” 洋 meaning “ocean, sea” 葉 meaning “leaf” 容…
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