Dog Names that Start with Y

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You just got an amazing new puppy and you're wondering how you ever got this far without him. He's lovable and friendly, your companion who follows you everywhere and hears you out when you need to just vent about your day. He's everything you've always wanted in a puppy, he's... 

Well, he's unnamed at the moment. But that's OK! Not rushing into a name is a wise move. It gives you time to really get to know your dog, get a feel for any quirks that could influence a catchy name. But for the sake of brainstorming, here are some dog names that start with the letter Y. 

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Dog Names that Start Y Considerations

When you're selecting a dog name, do you ever just stop and wonder what those names mean? Everyone's name, from Christopher to Melanie, have meanings.  Historical ones, religious ones, even meanings associated with tribes or other social structures. 

 You wouldn’t want to make your dog something negative, especially if it doesn't even make sense for the dog. For instance, imagine naming your dog something that potentially means "outgoing, extrovert," when your dog is actually the shyest puppy you've ever seen. How ironic! More so, imagine naming a dog a very bland, stereotypical name. Much like humans, animals have their own personalities, each of them unique and interesting. A bland name wouldn't do that justice. 

But before you start fretting about the pressure, remember – this is your friend! Hopefully your best friend. And spending time with this newfound friend should be your main priority. It's through that quality time together that you'll discover who this dog is, how he or she reacts to things, and even their preferences. You'll be able to answer whether the dog is outgoing, shy, laid back or antsy, a huge sleeper, or hyperactive. And once you have more information, you'll be able to really pinpoint the perfect name. 

Male Dog Names that Start With Y

Votes Name Vote
7
Yona
Native American for "bear"
7
Yves
French; meaning "knight of the lion"
6
Yiannis
Greek; a form of the name John, meaning "God is good,"
6
Yildeen
It means "dream" in Aboriginal (Australian)
6
Yo
Chinese for "bright"
5
Yaar
Hebrew; meaning "forest"
5
Yakar
Hebrew; meaning "Dear"
5
Yale
Welsh, Old English and German; meanings include "from the corner of the land," "one who pays or produces," and "elder"
5
Yutu
Native American; meaning "coyote hunting"
5
Yusha
Arabic for "God is my help"
4
Yael
Hebrew for "mountain goat"
4
Yaholo
Greek; meaning "one who yells"
4
Yash
Hindi for "famous"
4
Yasuo
Japanese for "calm"
4
Ye
Chinese; meaning "universe"
4
Yule
Old English for "born at Christmas time"
4
Yosha
Hebrew; meaning "wisdom"
3
Yardan
Arabic for "king"
3
Yavin
Hebrew; meaning "God is understanding"
3
Yora
Hebrew; meaning "teacher"
3
Yoshi
Japanese in origin, the name of a dinosaur in the Super Mario games; meaning "quiet, respected"
3
Yuri
Russian; meaning "farmer"
1
Yarb
Gypsy for "scented herb"
1
York
Celtic, Old English; meaning "from the farm with the yew trees" or "boar estate"
0
Yukiko
Japanese for "snow"
-1
Yair
Hebrew; meaning "God will teach"
-1
Yancy
Native American; meaning "Englishman"
-1
Yemon
Japanese; meaning "guardian"
-2
Yestin
Old French and Welsh; meaning "righteous, just"
-3
Yong
Chinese; meaning "brave"

Female Dog Names that Start With Y

Votes Name Vote
7
Yalena
Greek and Russian; meaning "shining light"
7
Yamelia
German; meaning "hard-working"
6
Yani
Australian; "peaceful"
6
Yara
Australian; "bird of the sea; seagull"
6
Yetta
Old English for "to give"
5
Yaffa
Hebrew; meaning "lovely"
5
Yalanda
Greek; meaning "violet flower"
5
Yanaba
Navajo for "brave"
5
Yang
Chinese for "sun"
4
Yara
Hebrew; meaning "honey, honeycomb"
4
Yakira
Hebrew; meaning "precious"
4
Yei
Japanese for "flourishing"
4
Yeira
Hebrew for "light"
3
Yamilla
Slavic; meaning "merchant, trader"
3
Yanaha
Navajo for "one who confronts her enemy"
3
Yarkona
Hebrew for "green"
2
Yachi
Japanese for "lucky"
2
Yasmin
Indian for "Jasmine"
2
Yasu
Japanese for "tranquil
1
Yarra
Australian; meaning "fast"
1
Yelena
Latin; "lily blossom; shining light"
1
Yenta
Hebrew for "home ruler"
1
Yera
Australian for "joyful"
0
Yana
Slavic and Hebrew for "God is gracious"
0
Yashna
Hindi; "prayer"
-1
Yagmur
Turkish for "rain"
-1
Yakika
Native American for "flowers of spring"
-1
Yamuna
Hindi for "sacred river"
-2
Yamini
Arabic for "night time"
-3
Yeo
Korean; meaning "mild"

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