Names Starting with U

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UAITHNE m Irish
Means "green" in Irish Gaelic.
UALAN m Scottish
Scottish form of VALENTINE (1).
UBERTO m Italian
Italian form of HUBERT.
UBIRAJARA m Native American, Tupi
Means "lord of the spear" in Tupi. This is the name of an 1874 novel by José de Alencar.
UBON f Thai
Means "lotus" in Thai.
UDANE f Basque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
UDI m Hebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
UDO (1) m German
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
UDO (2) f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UDUAKOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
UELI m German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of ULRICH.
UFFE m Danish
Variant of ULF.
UFUK m Turkish
Means "horizon" in Turkish.
UFUOMA m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "peace of mind" in Urhobo.
UGÈNE m Norman
Norman form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
UGNĖ f Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian ugnis meaning "fire".
UGO m Italian
Italian form of HUGH.
UĞUR m Turkish
Means "good omen" in Turkish.
UHTRIC m Anglo-Saxon (Hypothetical)
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "power, rule".
UILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian u'i "youth, beauty" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
UILLEAG m Irish
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.
UILLEAM m Scottish
Scottish form of WILLIAM.
UILLIAM m Irish
Irish form of WILLIAM.
UINSEANN m Irish
Irish form of VINCENT.
ÙISDEAN m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name EYSTEINN.
UJARAK m Native American, Inuit
Means "rock" in Inuktitut.
U-JIN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (u) meaning "house, eaves, universe" or (u) meaning "help, protect, bless" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "town, market place". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
UKALEQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
UKKO m Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "old man" in Finnish. In Finnish mythology Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.
ULA f Polish
Diminutive of URSZULA.
ULADZIMIR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of VLADIMIR.
ULDERICO m Italian
Italian form of HULDERIC, sometimes considered a form of ULRICH.
ULF m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
ÚLFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ULF.
ULIANA f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ульяна or Ukrainian Уляна (see ULYANA).
ULICK m Irish
Anglicized form of UILLEAG.
ULISES m Spanish
Spanish form of ULYSSES.
ULISSE m Italian
Italian form of ULYSSES.
ULISSES m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ULYSSES.
ÜLKÜ f Turkish
Means "ideal" in Turkish.
ULLA f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of ULRIKA or HULDA (1), or a German diminutive of URSULA.
ULLI m & f German
Diminutive of ULRICH or ULRIKE.
ULLORIAQ f Native American, Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
ULRIC m English (Rare)
Middle English form of the Old English name Wulfric meaning "wolf power". When it is used in modern times, it is usually as a variant of ULRICH.
ULRICA f Swedish
Feminine form of ULRIC.
ULRICH m German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Odalric meaning "prosperity and power", from the element odal "heritage" combined with ric "power". It has long been confused with the Germanic name Hulderic. This was the name of two German saints. Another famous bearer was Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), also known as Huldrych, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland.
ULRIIKKA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIK m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ULRICH.
ULRIKA f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of ULRICH. This was the name of two queens of Sweden.
ULRIKE f German
German feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIKKE f Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish feminine form of ULRICH.
ULTÁN m Irish
Means "of Ulster" in Gaelic. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.
ÜLVİ m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ULVİ.
ULVİ m Turkish
Means "exalted, high" in Turkish, from Arabic عُلْوِيّ ('ulwiy).
ULVİYE f Turkish
Feminine form of ULVİ.
ÜLVİYYƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of ULVİ.
ULYANA f Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIANA.
ULYSSA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of ULYSSES.
ULYSSE m French
French form of ULYSSES.
ULYSSES m Roman Mythology, English
Latin form of ODYSSEUS. It was borne by Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War, who went on to become an American president. Irish author James Joyce used it as the title of his book 'Ulysses' (1920), which loosely parallels Homer's epic the 'Odyssey'.
UMA f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UMAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UMBERTO m Italian
Italian form of HUMBERT. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
UME f Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "Japanese apricot, plum" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume). In Japan the ume blossom is regarded as a symbol of spring and a ward against evil. Different kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
UMEKO f Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "apricot, plum" (referring to the species Prunus mume) and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
UMID m Uzbek
Means "hope" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
UMIDA f Uzbek
Feminine form of UMID.
ÜMİT m Turkish
Means "hope" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
ÜMRAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IMRAN.
UMRAN m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
UMUKORO m Western African, Urhobo
Means "young man" in Urhobo.
UMUT m & f Turkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
ÚNA f Irish
Possibly derived from Irish uan meaning "lamb".
ÙNA f Scottish
Scottish form of ÚNA.
UNAI m Basque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
UNATHI m & f Southern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
UNDINE f Literature
Derived from Latin unda meaning "wave". The word undine was created by the medieval author Paracelsus, who used it for female water spirits.
UNIQUE f English (Modern)
From the English word unique, ultimately derived from Latin unicus.
UNITY f English (Rare)
From the English word unity, which is ultimately derived from Latin unitas.
UNN f Norwegian
Norwegian form of UNNR.
UNNR f Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
UNNUR f Icelandic
Icelandic form of UNNR.
UOLEVI m Finnish
Finnish form of OLAF.
UPASANA f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
UPTON m English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "upper town" in Old English. A famous bearer of this name was the American novelist Upton Sinclair (1878-1968).
URAL m Bashkir, Turkish
From the name of the Ural Mountains, of uncertain meaning, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of the title character in the Bashkir epic 'Ural-batyr'.
URANUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ουρανος (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology. His name is derived from ουρανος (ouranos) meaning "the heavens". This is also the name of the seventh planet in the solar system.
URBAIN m French
French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URBAN m Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Slovene, Biblical
From the Latin name Urbanus which meant "city dweller". This name is mentioned briefly in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. It was subsequently borne by eight popes.
URBANA f Italian
Italian feminine form of URBAN.
URBANO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URD f Norse Mythology
From the Old Norse Urðr meaning "fate". In Norse mythology Urd was one of the three Norns, or goddesses of destiny. She was responsible for the past.
URH m Slovene
Slovene form of ULRICH.
URHO m Finnish
Means "brave" in Finnish.
'URI m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URI m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIA m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
URIAH m Biblical
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיָה ('Uriyah) which meant "YAHWEH is my light", from the roots אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of a Hittite warrior in King David's army, the first husband of Bathsheba. David desired Bathsheba so he placed Uriah in the forefront of battle so he would be killed.
URIAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIASZ m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of URIAH.
URIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light", from אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Uriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
URIEN m Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Means "privileged birth" from Celtic orbo "privileged" and gen "birth". In Welsh legend and Arthurian romances Urien is a king of Gore and the husband of Morgan le Fay.
URIJAH m Biblical
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UROS m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Урош (see UROŠ).
UROŠ m Serbian, Slovene
Serbian form of an old Hungarian name, possibly from úr meaning "man, lord" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of five Serbian kings.
URPI f Native American, Quechua
Means "pigeon, dove" in Quechua.
URS m German
German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.
URSA f Late Roman
Feminine form of URSUS. This is the name of two constellations in the northern sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
URSEL f German
German diminutive of URSULA.
URSINUS m Late Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Ursus (see URS).
URŠKA f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of URSULA.
ÚRSULA f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of URSULA.
URŠULA f Slovene
Slovene form of URSULA.
URSULA f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
URSUS m Late Roman
Latin form of URS.
URSZULA f Polish
Polish form of URSULA.
URTĖ f Lithuanian
Possibly a short form of DOROTĖJA.
URVI f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "wide" in Sanskrit.
USAGI f Popular Culture
Means "rabbit" in Japanese. This name was used on the Japanese television show 'Sailor Moon', which first aired in the 1990s.
USAMA m Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
USCHI f German
Diminutive of URSULA.
USHAS f Hinduism
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
USKO m Finnish
Means "faith" in Finnish.
USMAN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عثمان (see UTHMAN).
USOA f Basque
Means "dove" in Basque.
USTINYA f Russian
Russian form of JUSTINA.
UTARI f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of UTTARA.
UTE f German
Feminine form of UDO (1).
UTHER m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
UTHMAN m Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
UTKU m Turkish
Means "victory" in Turkish.
UTTAR m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
UTTARA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
UTU m Sumerian Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒌓 (ud) meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
UTZ m German
Diminutive of ULRICH.
UWE m German
German form of OVE.
UXÍA f Galician
Galician form of EUGENIA.
UXÍO m Galician
Galician form of EUGENE.
UXUE f Basque
From the Basque name of the Spanish town of Ujué where there is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque usoa "dove".
UZI m Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZMA f Arabic
Means "supreme, greatest" in Arabic.
UZOCHI m Western African, Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMA m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
UZZI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIAH m Biblical
Means "my power is YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of several Old Testament characters including a king of Judah.
UZZIEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.