The name Yuna exists in many languages, e.g. Japanese (Yūna), Korean and Breton.
What does the name Yuna mean?
Yuna means “desired” (from Breton “iun” = wish/desire). Among the Celts, Yuna was the patron saint of the wooden shoemakers. In Japanese, Yuna derived from “yū/優” meaning “superiority”, “gentleness”, “kindness” or “yū/柚” meaning “grapefruit”, “citrus fruit” and “na/菜” meaning “vegetables” or “greens”.
Variants of the name Yuna
The name Yuna gained increasing popularity in recent years. A special feature of the name is that it has its origin in different languages. Thus, it works across country borders and language barriers. With meanings like “the desired one” and “gentleness”, you can give your little daughter a beautiful message on her lifepath. The spelling Yuna seems modern and fresh, there are also the variants Iuna, Juna, Junah or Youna.
As a middle name for your little Yuna you could choose the combination Yuna Rose, Yuna Lilly, Yuna Riley, Yuna Delilah or Yuna Madison.
Yuna in the media and pop culture
A Yuna of sports is Kim Yuna (born 1990), a successful figure skater. Yuna was born in Bucheon, South Korea, and began skating at the age of seven. Even then, her exceptional talent became apparent and she was trained in figure skating from then on. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver she won the gold medal, and at the World Figure Skating Championships she won gold in Los Angeles in 2009 and London in 2013. After winning a silver medal in 2014 in Sochi, Yuna ended her active career. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, she was allowed to light the Olympic flame as a tribute.
Shin Yu-na (born 2003) is a South Korean female K-pop rapper. She was born in Wonju, South Korea, and has been part of the girl group “Itzy” since 2019. The casting band has had many chart successes, including in Japan and the United States. They are very popular in South Korea and have won many awards.
A fictional Yuna is Yuna Braska, the protagonist of the video games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. In the game, Yuna is 17 years old and is visually distinguished by her different colored eyes, one of which is blue and the other green. Her father was a high medium and Yuna also wants to train as a medium to defeat the game’s antagonist, Sin. The game was developed by Japanese game designer Motomu Toriyama and the character of Yuna first appeared in 2001.