Names Starting with U

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Means "green" in Irish Gaelic.
Scottish form of VALENTINE (1).
Italian form of HUBERT.
UBIRAJARAmNative American, Tupi
Means "lord of the spear" in Tupi. This is the name of an 1874 novel by José de Alencar.
Means "lotus" in Thai.
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
Diminutive of EHUD.
UDO (1)mGerman
Newer form of Odo (see OTTO).
UDO (2)f & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
UDUAKm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
UDUAKOBONGm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "God's will" in Ibibio.
UELImGerman (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of ULRICH.
Variant of ULF.
Means "horizon" in Turkish.
UFUOMAm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "peace of mind" in Urhobo.
Norman form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
Derived from Lithuanian ugnis meaning "fire".
Italian form of HUGH.
Means "good omen" in Turkish.
UILANIf & mHawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian u'i "youth, beauty" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
Either an Irish form of the Old Norse name HUGLEIKR, or else a diminutive of UILLIAM.
Scottish form of WILLIAM.
Irish form of WILLIAM.
Irish form of VINCENT.
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name EYSTEINN.
UJARAKmNative American, Inuit
Means "rock" in Inuktitut.
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.
UKALEQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "hare" in Greenlandic.
UKKOmFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Means "old man" in Finnish. In Finnish mythology Ukko is the god of the sky and thunder.
Diminutive of URSZULA.
Belarusian form of VLADIMIR.
Italian form of HULDERIC, sometimes considered a form of ULRICH.
ULFmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
ÚLFRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ULF.
ULIANAfRussian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Ульяна or Ukrainian Уляна (see ULYANA).
Anglicized form of UILLEAG.
Spanish form of ULYSSES.
Italian form of ULYSSES.
Portuguese form of ULYSSES.
Means "ideal" in Turkish.
ULLAfSwedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of ULRIKA or HULDA (1), or a German diminutive of URSULA.
ULLIm & fGerman
Diminutive of ULRICH or ULRIKE.
ULLORIAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
ULRICmEnglish (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.
Feminine form of ULRIC.
ULRICHmGerman, 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.
ULRIIKKAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIKmDanish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ULRICH.
Swedish feminine form of ULRICH. This was the name of two queens of Sweden.
German feminine form of ULRICH.
ULRIKKEfNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish feminine form of ULRICH.
Means "of Ulster" in Gaelic. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.
Azerbaijani form of ULVİ.
Means "exalted, high" in Turkish, from Arabic عُلْوِيّ ('ulwiy).
Feminine form of ULVİ.
Azerbaijani feminine form of ULVİ.
ULYANAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of JULIANA.
ULYSSAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ULYSSES.
French form of ULYSSES.
ULYSSESmRoman 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'.
UMAfHinduism, 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.
UMARmArabic, 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.
Italian form of HUMBERT. A famous bearer was Italian author Umberto Eco (1932-2016).
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.
From Japanese (ume) meaning "apricot, plum" (referring to the species Prunus mume) and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Means "hope" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Feminine form of UMID.
Means "hope" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Turkish form of IMRAN.
Variant of IMRAN.
UMUKOROmWestern African, Urhobo
Means "young man" in Urhobo.
UMUTm & fTurkish
Variant of ÜMİT. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
Possibly derived from Irish uan meaning "lamb".
Scottish form of ÚNA.
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
UNATHIm & fSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "he or she is with us" in Xhosa, from the prefix u- meaning "he, she" and nathi meaning "with us".
Derived from Latin unda meaning "wave". The word undine was created by the medieval author Paracelsus, who used it for female water spirits.
UNIQUEfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word unique, ultimately derived from Latin unicus.
UNITYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word unity, which is ultimately derived from Latin unitas.
Norwegian form of UNNR.
UNNRfAncient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse unnr "to wave, to billow" or unna "to love".
Icelandic form of UNNR.
Finnish form of OLAF.
UPASANAfIndian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
UPTONmEnglish (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).
URALmBashkir, 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'.
URANUSmGreek 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.
French form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URBANmDanish, 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.
Italian feminine form of URBAN.
URBANOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Urbanus (see URBAN).
URDfNorse 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.
Slovene form of ULRICH.
Means "brave" in Finnish.
'URImBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
URImBiblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIAm & fHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
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.
URIASmBiblical Latin
Latin form of URIAH.
URIASZmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of URIAH.
URIELmBiblical, 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.
URIENmWelsh, 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.
Form of URIAH used in some English versions of the Old Testament (for a character in the Book of Jeremiah).
'URIYAHmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'ELmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
Alternate transcription of Serbian Урош (see UROŠ).
UROŠmSerbian, 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.
URPIfNative American, Quechua
Means "pigeon, dove" in Quechua.
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.
URSAfLate Roman
Feminine form of URSUS. This is the name of two constellations in the northern sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
German diminutive of URSULA.
URSINUSmLate Roman
Latin name which was a derivative of Ursus (see URS).
Slovene diminutive of URSULA.
ÚRSULAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of URSULA.
Slovene form of URSULA.
URSULAfEnglish, 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.
URSUSmLate Roman
Latin form of URS.
Polish form of URSULA.
Possibly a short form of DOROTĖJA.
URVIfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "wide" in Sanskrit.
USAGIfPopular Culture
Means "rabbit" in Japanese. This name was used on the Japanese television show 'Sailor Moon', which first aired in the 1990s.
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Diminutive of URSULA.
Means "dawn" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven.
Means "faith" in Finnish.
Alternate transcription of Arabic عثمان (see UTHMAN).
Means "dove" in Basque.
Russian form of JUSTINA.
UTARIfIndonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of UTTARA.
Feminine form of UDO (1).
UTHERmWelsh 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.
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.
Means "victory" in Turkish.
UTTARmIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
UTTARAm & fHinduism, 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.
UTUmSumerian 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.
Diminutive of ULRICH.
German form of OVE.
Galician form of EUGENIA.
Galician form of EUGENE.
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".
Variant of UZZI.
Means "supreme, greatest" in Arabic.
UZOCHImWestern African, Igbo
Means "God's way" in Igbo.
UZOMAm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "good way" in Igbo.
UZZImBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
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.
UZZIELmBiblical, 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.