Origin: Arabic Meaning: “Small butterfly.”
Origin: Brazilian Meaning: “Water lady.”
Nicknames: Yaya, Yari
Detail: In Brazilian legends Yara was a water goddess or siren.
Meaning: “Ibex; Mountain goat.”
Nicknames: Ya, Yaya, El, Yelle
Detail: Hebrew name meaning “ibex” or “mountain goat.” The ibex is a type of mountain goat.
In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Heber the Kenite who killed general Sisera, an enemy of the Israelites.
Meaning: “Bow; Yew.”
Nicknames: Yffy, Effy
Detail: Possibly derived from the French name Yves, which originated as a shortened form of any Germanic name containing ‘iv’ (‘yew’).
Yfke Sturm is a Dutch supermodel.
Meaning: (Welsh) “Beautiful; fair lady.” Or (Germanic) “Ice princess.”
Origin: The origin of Isolde is somewhat disputed. It might derive from the Welsh word “esyllt,” meaning “beautiful”; it might also derive from the Germanic words for “ice” and “to rule.”
Detail: In Arthurian legend, this is the name a tragic princess who was the lover of Tristan.