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Spanish Names Starting with Y

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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The name Yahaira is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yahaira is ‘to light’ or ‘to shine'. In Hebrew, it means ‘God enlightens’. Famous people with this name include Yahaira Sierra-Sastre, a Puerto Rican scientist and astronaut who is one of the six people selected for the Mars Analog Mission by NASA. Yahaira Plasencia is a Peruvian singer who was the winner of the show ‘Reyes del Show’. Yahaira is also the name of a shapewear and lingerie brand.

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The name Yahir is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Yahir is ‘handsome’. In Arabic, the meaning of this name is ‘enlightened’ and in Hebrew it means ‘shines’. The name Yahir is shared by Yahir Othon Parra, a Mexican actor and singer who became famous after being a participant in the music reality show ‘La Academia’. Yahir Raziel Rodriguez Portillo is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist.

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The name Yamilet is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yamilet is ‘beautiful’ or ‘elegant’. Yamilet can also be spelled Yamileth, and it is derived from the Arabic name Jamila. Yamilet Pena Abreu is an artistic gymnast from the Dominican Republic.

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The name Yamileth is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yamileth is ‘beautiful’ or ‘elegant’. Yamileth is derived from the Arabic name Jamila, which is the feminine form of Jamil. A famous bearer of this name is Yamileth Pena Abreu, an artistic gymnast from the Dominican Republic.

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The name Yandel is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a boy’s name. The meaning of Yandel is ‘love’. The name is shared by the famous artist Llandel Veguilla Malave who uses his stage name ‘Yandel’. He is a Puerto Rican record producer and singer, and his stage name is most likely the origin of Yandel as a popular name in the United States.

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The name Yareli is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yareli is ‘butterfly’ or ‘lady of the water’. In America, the meaning of Yareli is ‘the Lord is my light’. It may be related to the Spanish name Yara. Yareli Arizmendi is a Mexican writer, director, and actress famous for her role as Rosaura in the movie ‘Like Water For Chocolate’. Another bearer of this name is Yareli Guadalupe Carillo Salas, a Mexican model.

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The name Yaritza is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yaritza is ‘small butterfly’. According to its Brazilian origin, the meaning of Yaritza is ‘water bearer’. It is originally of Arabic origin and is related to the name Yara. Famous people with this name include Dominican model Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez, Puerto Rican TV host and actress Yaritza Medina, and Dominican footballer Yaritza Adames Nunez.

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The name Yasma is of multiple origins and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yasma is ‘jasmine flower’ in Spanish. In Arabic, it means ‘beautiful landscape’ and ‘rise above’. In Persian, it also means 'jasmine'. The name is shared by Yasma, a village in Azerbaijan. Yasma is related to the names Ysma and Yasmine.

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The name Yaxha is of Spanish origin and is considered to be a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Yaxha is ‘green water’ and ‘meadow’. This name is shared by an archeological site in the northeast region of the Peten Basin in Mexico. In Mayan, Yaxha meant 'blue-green water'. This name is not commonly used for a person.

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The name Yenifer is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yenifer is ‘white wave’. In Welsh, Yenifer means ‘white phantom’ and ‘beautiful’. Yenifer is the Spanish and Welsh form of the name Jennifer. Famous people who share this name include Yenifer Yuliet Gimenez Gamboa (Venezuelan football player), Yenifer Ramoz Lopez (Cuban football player) and Yennifer Frank Casanas Hernandez (Spanish discus thrower).

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A feminine name of Spanish origin, the meaning of Yeraldina is 'one who rules with spears'. This is a feminine version of the original 'Gerald'. When given as a name, it depicts someone who is 'mighty with a spear'. In simple English, this name means 'spear ruler'. Not having any previous records, it is believed that this name has less than five occurrences in a year. Yeraldina as a name is not in fashionable use anymore.

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The name Yesenia is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yesenia is ‘palm tree’. In Arabic, it means ‘floral’. Yesenia may also be spelled Jessenia. Famous people with this name include Yesenia Nunez (Cuban gymnast) and Yesenia Centeno Sousa (Spanish marathon runner).

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The name Yessica is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Yessica is ‘God beholds’. This is a Biblical name and the Spanish form of Jessica, which is a name that was probably invented by William Shakespeare. Famous people named Yessica include Yessica Paz, a Venezuelan volleyball player, and Yessica Guadalupe Ramirez Meza, a model.

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The name Yolanda is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yolanda is ‘violet flower’ and ‘purple’. It comes from the Ancient Greek name Iolanthe, which also means 'violet'. Yolande is an alternative spelling of Yolanda. Famous people named Yolanda include Yolanda Hadid, a Dutch-American former model and actress, and Yolanda King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The name Yolande is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl’s name. The meaning of Yolande is ‘violet flower’ and ‘purple’. Yolande is a variant form of Yolanda or Jolanda. It is derived from the Greek name Iolanthe, which means 'violet' or 'purple'. Yolande Moreau is a Belgian director, comedian, and actress. The name is also shared by Yolande James, a Canadian politican and the first Black cabinet member in Quebec.

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The name Yoselin is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Yoselin is ‘flowing’ and ‘joyous’. Yoselin is the Spanish form of the name Jocelin. This name is shared by Latin singers Yoselin Murguia and Yoselin Tamara. Another famous bearer of this name is Yoselin Alba, a Bolivian football player.

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The name Yuridia is of Spanish origin and is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Yuridia is ‘shines’. This name is shared by Yuridia Velenzuela Canseco who is a Mexican actress, host, and singer. She started her career in the '70s and became one of the most popular Mexican-Latin singers.

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