Baby Names Starting with Y
YALE: Old English for "corner of land." This ivy-covered name wins the Preppie Award hands down. Relative: Yael. Namesakes: Yale Lary, Elihu Yale, Yale locks.
YANCY: American Indian interpretation of "Yankee." Namesake: "Yancy Derringer."
YARDLEY: English for "of the yard." A sentimental choice for anyone who wore white frosted lipsticks and ice-blue eye shadow, compliments of Yardley cosmetics. Namesake: George Yardley.
YATES: Middle English for "gate keeper." Has a clean, crisp sound. Relative: Yeats. Namesake: William Butler Yeats.
YEDDA: Old English for "singing." Relative: Yetta
YEHUDI: From the Hebrew for "praise God." Relative: Yehuda. Namesake: Yehudi Menuhin.
YOLANDA: Greek for "violet." Relatives: Yolande, Iolanthe, Iolande, Eolande.
YORK: Old English for "yew tree" and a place name. Relative: Yorick. Namesakes: Duke and Duchess of York, Michael York, "poor Yorick," Sergeant York, New York.
YUL: Mongolian for "from the far horizon." The baby may be bald now, but it won't last forever. Namesake: Yul Brynner.
YVES: A French variation of Ives. Far more popular in France than in the United States. Relatives: Yvette, Yvo, Yvon, Yvonne, Ives. Namesakes: Saint Yves, Yves Montand, Yves Saint Laurent, Yvette Mimieux, Yvonne De Carlo, Yvonne Goolagong.