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Yotam - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yowtham, meaning "God is perfect."
Yasmin - Arabic name meaning "jasmine flower," a plant in the olive family.
Yash - Hindi name meaning "glory."
Yaffit - Variant form of Hebrew Yaffa, meaning "beautiful."
Yoda - Possibly a contracted form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning "praised." This is the name of a wise Jedi master in the Star Wars stories.
Yongnian - Chinese name meaning "eternal age/lifespan," i.e. "immortal."
Yuval - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yuwbal, meaning "river, stream." 
Yolihuani - Nahuatl name meaning "source of life."
Yvette - Feminine form of French Yves,meaning "yew tree."
York - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the city name, itself from eure-ric or eouer-ric, composed of the elements euere "wild boar" and ryc "refuge," hence "retreat from wild boars," which were in the forest of Gautries. 
Yankel - Yiddish form of Hebrew Yaaqob, meaning "supplanter."
Ysbail - Welsh form of Spanish Isabel, meaning "God is my oath."
Yenta - Yiddish form of French gentille,meaning "aristocratic; noble," or, literally, "nice;well-meaning; good-hearted." 
Yhwh - In the bible, this is the ineffable name of the Hebrew god Jehovah, meaning "existing one." 
Yitta - Yiddish form of Polish-Jewish Yetta, meaning "little home-ruler."
Yered - Hebrew name meaning "descent." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Enoch and a descendant of Judah. The English form is Jered.
Yechezkel - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yechezqel, meaning "God will strengthen." 
Yahto - Native American Sioux name meaning "blue."
Yudel - Yiddish form of Hebrew Yehuwdah, meaning "praised," or Yehuwdiy, meaning "Jew." 
Yitro - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yithrow, meaning "his excellence." 
Yaasuw - Hebrew name meaning "they will do" or "Jehovah made." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Bani.
Yafet - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yepheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious." 
Yemima - Variant spelling of Hebrew Yemiymah, meaning "dove." 
Yaroslava - Feminine form of Russian Yaroslav, meaning "spring glory."
Yeduwthuwn - Hebrew name meaning "praising." In the bible, this is the name of a Levite of the family of Merari. Jeduthun is the Anglicized form.
Yuichi - Japanese name meaning 1) "abundant/rich first (son)," and 2) brave first (son)." 
Salidji - Egyptian name meaning "fruit tree."
Leui - Greek form of Hebrew Leviy, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
Pandora - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and doron "gift," hence "all-gift." In mythology, this is the name of the first mortal woman whose curiosity unleashed evil into the world.
Oleg - Russian form of Scandinavian Helge, meaning "dedicated to the gods; holy."
Melaena - Latin form of Greek Melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
Ole - Danish pet form of Scandinavian Olaf, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Cenobia - Spanish form of Greek Zenobia, meaning "life of Zeus."
Kyra - Feminine form of Greek Kyros, meaning "like the sun." 
Khalifa - Arabic name meaning "caliph."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Aina -   African Nigerian name meaning "difficult birth." 
Asher - Hebrew name derived from the word ashar, meaning "happy." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Jacob. In use by the English.
Seona - Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Seònaid, meaning "God is gracious."
Teuta - Albanian name, possibly a form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure." This is the name of the wife of Agron, second king of Illyrians, the ancestors of the Albanians. As queen, she succeeded him after his death. 
Neha - Hindi name meaning both "love" and "rain."
Kayley - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe, "descendant of Caolladhe," hence "slender."
Heylel - Hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." In the bible, this is a name for the morning star (Lucifer) and the honorific title of a Babylonian king. Lucifer is the Latin translation of this name.
Nebibit - Feminine form of Egyptian Nebibi, meaning "leopard."
Vivian - English form of French Viviane, meaning"alive; animated; lively." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the Lady of the Lake.
Gilroy - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh, "son of the Ruadh," hence "red."
Tinashe - African Shona unisex name meaning "God is with us." 
Fred - Short form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Eleni - Variant spelling of Greek Elene, possibly meaning "torch."
Akilah - Variant spelling of Arabic Aqila, meaning "intelligent; wise."

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