Animals, Female, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Native American, Physical Attributes, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Y names


Yuma is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for boys) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • yu 遊 “play” + ma 真 “true; reality; Buddhist sect” (遊真);
  • yu 裕 “abundant; rich; fertile” + ma 馬 “horse” (裕馬);
  • yu 優 “tenderness; excel; surpass; tenderness, gentleness” + ma 馬 “horse” (優馬);
  • yu 雄 “male, masculine; hero; leader; superiority; excellence” + ma 磨 “polish; grind; brush (teeth)” (雄磨);
  • yu 悠 “permanence; distant; long time; leisure” + ma 馬 “horse” (悠馬);

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s ゆま.

Yuma is also the name of a Native American tribe from Arizona, also known as the Quechan. Yuma seems to mean “son of the chief” and is the name of several places in the United States.

Origin: Japanese, Native American



  • Yūma (Japanese)
  • Yuuma (Japanese)




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