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Yehezkel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yechezkel, meaning "God will strengthen." 
Yahweh - An English pronunciation of the ineffable name of the Hebrew god YHWH, meaning "existing one." 
Yehowram - Hebrew name meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Judah. Jehoram is the Anglicized form.
Yasuhiro - Japanese name meaning 1) "calm and leisurely," 2) "most calm," 3) "most respectful, and 4) "abundant tranquility."
Yeriychow - Hebrew name meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." In the bible, this is the name of a city near the Dead Sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Jericho is the Anglicized form.
Yardena - Feminine form of Hebrew unisex Yarden, meaning "flowing down." 
Yana - Feminine form of Bulgarian Yan, meaning "God is gracious."
Yared - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yered, meaning "descent." The English form is Jared.
Yithrow - Hebrew name meaning "his abundance" or "overhanging." In the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of Moses. Jethro is the Anglicized form. He is also known as Yether. 
Yowtham - Hebrew name meaning "God is perfect." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the youngest son of Gideon. Jotham is the Anglicized form.
Yelena - Russian form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Yechiyel - Hebrew name meaning "God lives" or "whom God preserves alive." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of king Jehoshaphat. Jehiel is the Anglicized form.
Yekaterina - Russian form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure." Also spelled Ekaterina.
Yvo - Old German name derived from the word iv ("yew"), meaning "yew tree."
Yaktan - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yoqtan, meaning "small."
Yehowyakiyn - Hebrew name meaning "God establishes." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Judah, the son of Yehowyaqiym. He was imprisoned by Nebuchadnezzar. Jehoiachin is the Anglicized form.
Yeruwsha - Hebrew name meaning "dispossessor" or "possessed (by a husband)." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of King Uzziah.
Yeshaya - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yeshayah, meaning "God is salvation."
Yabiyn - Hebrew name meaning "whom God observes." In the bible, this is the name of two kings of the Hazor. The English form is Jabin.
Yermolai - Russian form of Greek Hermolaos,meaning "people of Hermes."
Yehoram - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yehowram, meaning "God is exalted." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Judah.
Yingpei - Chinese name meaning "revered hero."
Yitzchaq - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh."
Yves - French form of German Yvo, meaning "yew tree." Yvon shares the same etymology.
Yehowah - An English pronunciation of the ineffable name of the Hebrew god YHWH, meaning "existing one." 
Ye - Chinese name meaning 1) "era, epoch; leaf petal; something tiny and light," and 2) evil, wicked; misfortune; strange."
Yegor - Russian form of Greek Georgios, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Yeshu - Variant form of Hebrew Yeshua, meaning "God is salvation." This is the Hebrew name for Jesus.
Yiphtach - Hebrew name meaning "he opens" or "whom God sets free." In the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of Gilead. Jephthah and Jiphtah are Anglicized forms.
Yolonda - Variant spelling of English Yolanda, meaning "violet flower."
Yasmina - French form of Arabic Yasmin, meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Yente - Variant form of Yiddish Yenta,meaning "aristocratic; noble," or, literally, "nice;well-meaning; good-hearted." 
Yazhi - Native American Navajo name meaning "little one."
Aghna - Irish form of English Agnes, meaning "chaste; holy."
Yeshua -  Variant spelling of Hebrew Yeshuwa, meaning "he is saved." 
Yoel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yowel, meaning "Jehovah is God" or "to whom Jehovah is God." 
Yidel - Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Yehudit, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
Youssef - Variant spelling of Arabic Yousef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Yarwood - Anglicized form of Welsh Iorwerth, meaning "handsome lord."
Yauwr - Hebrew name meaning "forested." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Elhanan. The English form is Jair.
Yonah - Hebrew name meaning "dove." In the bible, this is the name of the prophet who was swallowed by a great fish. Jonah is the Anglicized form.
Yrian - Norwegian and Swedish form of Low German Jurian, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Yasser - Variant spelling of Arabic Yasir, meaning "rich;well-to-do." 
Yepheth - Hebrew name meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious." In the bible, this is the name of the third son of Noah. Japheth is the Anglicized form.
Yas - Native American Navajo name meaning "snow."
Yustina - Russian form of Latin Justina, meaning "fair, just."
Yusra - Arabian name meaning "wealthy."
Yoichi - Japanese name meaning "bewitching/seductive first (son)," 2) "clear/sun/pride first (son)," 3) "foreign/ocean first (son)," and 4) "participating first (son)."
Yoshiaki - Japanese name meaning "clearly/evidently correct."
Yada - Hebrew name meaning "he knows" or "wise." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Judah. The English form is Jada.

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