“Generación Y” names in Cuba: Yanisleidi, Yoandri, Yuniesky

Havana, Cuba

Havana-based Yoani Sánchez has become a sort of unofficial spokesperson for Cuba’s young people via her blog Generación Y.

Where does the name of her blog come from?

It refers to the generation born in Cuba during the 1970s and 1980s, when Russian and Russian-influenced names — many being Y-names — were fashionable.

Yoani mentions Yanisleidi, Yoandri, Yusimí and Yuniesky as examples of other Generación Y names.

Sources: Island of Failed Promises, From inside Cuba, a young Cuban blogs Castro’s exit

Image: Adapted from Oldtimers on Paseo de Marti, Havana, Cuba by kuhnmi under CC BY 2.0.

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