Names Starting with U

Uaithne m Medieval Irish
Possibly from Old Irish úaine meaning "green". Alternatively, it may come from the name of the Irish tribe the Uaithni.
Ualan m Scottish Gaelic (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic form of Valentine 1.
Uberto m Italian
Italian form of Hubert.
Ubirajara m Tupi
Means "lord of the spear" in Tupi, from ybyra "wood, stick, spear" and îara "lord, master". This is the name of an 1874 novel by José de Alencar.
Ubon f Thai
Means "lotus" in Thai.
Uche m & f Igbo
Means "wisdom, sense, mind" in Igbo.
Uchenna m & f Igbo
Means "wisdom of the father, sense of the father" in Igbo.
Udane f Basque
Derived from Basque uda meaning "summer".
Udi m Hebrew
Diminutive of Ehud.
Udo 1 m German
Variant of Otto.
Udo 2 m & f Igbo
Means "peace" in Igbo.
Uduak m & f Ibibio
Means "will, desire" in Ibibio.
Uduakobong m & f 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, of Arabic origin.
Ufuoma m & f 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.
Ugochi f Igbo
Means "eagle of God" in Igbo, from ùgó meaning "eagle, honour" and Chi 2, referring to God.
Ugochukwu m Igbo
Means "eagle of God" in Igbo.
Uğur m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "luck, fortune" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Uhtric m Anglo-Saxon (Hypothetical)
Derived from the Old English elements uhta "pre-dawn" and ric "ruler, king".
Uhuru m Swahili
Means "freedom" in Swahili.
Uiara f Tupi
Variant of Iara.
Uʻilani f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly beauty" or "royal beauty" from Hawaiian uʻi "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 Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of William.
Uilliam m Irish
Irish form of William.
Uinseann m Irish
Irish form of Vincent.
Ùisdean m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of the Old Norse name Eysteinn.
Ujarak m & f Greenlandic
Means "stone" in Greenlandic.
Ujaraq m Inuit
Means "stone" 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.
Uju f Igbo
Means "fullness, plenty" in Igbo.
Ukaleq f 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, Slovene
Diminutive of Urszula (Polish) or Uršula (Slovene).
Uladzimir m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Vladimir.
Uladzislau m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Vladislav.
Ulan m Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "young man, boy" in Kazakh and Kyrgyz.
Ulderico m Italian
Italian form of Odalric (see Ulrich).
Ulf m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse byname Úlfr meaning "wolf".
Ulfilas m Gothic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Wulfila.
Úlfr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Ulf.
Úlfur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ulf.
Uli m & f German
Diminutive of Ulrich or Ulrike.
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, Finnish, German
Scandinavian diminutive of Ulrika or Hulda 1, or a German diminutive of Ursula.
Ülle f Estonian
Feminine form of Ülo.
Ulli m & f German
Diminutive of Ulrich or Ulrike.
Ulloriaq m & f Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
Ülo m Estonian
From the Livonian name Ilo or Ylo meaning "joy", a name appearing in the 13th-century Livonian Chronicle of Henry. It is now associated with the Estonian word ülev meaning "noble".
Ulric m English (Rare)
Middle English form of the Old English name Wulfric. 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, Germanic
From the Old German name Odalric, derived from the element uodil "heritage" combined with rih "ruler, king". 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, Old Irish
Means "of Ulster" in Irish. Ulster is a region in the north of Ireland. This name was borne by two 7th-century Irish saints.
Ülvi m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ulvi.
Ulvi m Turkish
Means "exalted, high" in Turkish, from Arabic عُلْوِيّ ('ulwiy).
Ulviye f Turkish
Feminine form of Ulvi.
Ülviyyə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani feminine form of Ulvi.
Ulya f Russian
Diminutive of Ulyana.
Ulyana f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian 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 (1922), which loosely parallels Homer's epic the Odyssey.
Uma f Hinduism, 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, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Indonesian, Hausa
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet 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.
Umaru m Hausa
Hausa variant of Umar.
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.
Umed m Tajik
Means "hope" in Tajik, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Umeda f Tajik
Feminine form of Umed.
Umeko f Japanese
From Japanese (ume) meaning "apricot, plum" (referring to the species Prunus mume) and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Ümid m Azerbaijani
Means "hope" in Azerbaijani, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Umid m Uzbek
Means "hope" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Umida f Uzbek
Feminine form of Umid.
Ümit m Turkish
Means "hope" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian امید (omid).
Umm f Arabic
Means "mother" in Arabic. This is often used in a kunya, a type of Arabic nickname (see the masculine counterpart Abu).
Umm Kulthum f Arabic
Combination of Umm and Kulthum. This was the name of a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
Ümran m Turkish
Turkish form of Imran.
Umran m Arabic
Variant of Imran.
Umukoro m Urhobo
Means "young man" in Urhobo.
Umut m & f Turkish
Variant of Ümit. The Turkish words umut and ümit are etymologically related synonyms.
Úna f Irish, Medieval Irish
Probably derived from Old Irish úan meaning "lamb". This was a common name in medieval Ireland.
Ùna f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Úna.
Una f English
Anglicized form of Irish Úna or Scottish Ùna. It is also associated with Latin una, feminine form of unus meaning "one". The name features in Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Unai m Basque
Means "cowherd" in Basque.
Unathi m & f 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 16th-century Swiss author Paracelsus, who used it for female water spirits.
Uni m Old Norse
Probably from Old Norse una meaning "to enjoy".
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.
Unni f Norwegian
Possibly a modern coinage based on the Old Norse elements unnr "wave" or unna "to love" combined with nýr "new".
Unnr f Old Norse
Derived from Old Norse unnr "wave" or unna "to love".
Unnur f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Unnr.
Uno m Swedish, Estonian
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly from the Old Norse name Uni. It could also come from Latin unus "one".
Uolevi m Finnish
Finnish form of Olaf.
Upasana f Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
Upendo f Swahili
Means "love" in Swahili.
Upton m English (Rare)
From a surname that 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 Οὐρανός (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology. His name is derived from οὐρανός (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 Swedish, German, Slovak, Slovene, Polish, Biblical
From the Latin name Urbanus meaning "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 Spanish
Feminine form of Urban.
Urbano m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Urbanus (see Urban).
Urbgen m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Urien.
Urbonas m Lithuanian (Rare)
Lithuanian form of Urbanus (see Urban).
Urd f Norse Mythology
From 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 "hero" in Finnish (a poetic word).
'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) meaning "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) meaning "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 Arthurian Romance
From the Old Welsh name Urbgen, possibly from the Celtic root *orbo- "heir" and the suffix gen "born of". This was the name of a 6th-century king of Rheged. Passing into Arthurian tales, he became the king of Gore, the husband of Morgan le Fay, and the father of Owain.
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.
Urki m Basque
Means "birch tree" in Basque.
Urmas m Estonian
Possibly from the dialectal Estonian word urm meaning "frost" or "catkin".
Urmazd m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Ahura Mazda.
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 Quechua
Means "pigeon, dove" in Quechua.
Urs m German (Swiss)
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.
Urša f Slovene
Short form of Uršula.
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 that was a derivative of Ursus (see Urs).
Urška f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of Ursula.
Úrsula f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ursula.
Uršula f Slovene
Slovene form of Ursula.
Ursula f English, Swedish, 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.
Ursule f French (Rare)
French form of Ursula.
Ursus m Ancient Roman
Latin form of Urs.
Urszula f Polish
Polish form of Ursula.
Urtė f Lithuanian
Possibly a short form of Dorotėja.
Urðr f Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Urd.
Urve f Estonian
From Estonian urb meaning "catkin".
Urvi f 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.
Usha f Hinduism, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of Ushas. In Hindu legend this was the name of a princess who married Aniruddha.
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 Urdu, Indonesian, Hausa
Urdu, Indonesian and Hausa form of Uthman.
Usoa f Basque
Means "dove" in Basque.
Ustinya f Russian (Rare)
Russian variant form of Iustina (see Justina).
Uta f German
Feminine form of Udo 1.
Utari f Javanese
Javanese form of Uttara.
Utautha f Old Persian (Hypothetical)
Unattested Old Persian form of Atossa.
Ute f German
Variant of Oda. In the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied this is the name of the mother of Kriemhild and Gunther.
Uther m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr meaning "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 the Prophet Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
Utku m Turkish
Means "victory" in Turkish.
Uttar m Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of Uttara.
Uttara m & f Hinduism, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर and the feminine form उत्तरा (spelled with a long final vowel), 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".
Uyanga f Mongolian
Means "melody" in Mongolian.
Uzi m Hebrew
Variant of Uzzi.
Uzma f Arabic
Means "supreme, greatest" in Arabic.
Uzochi m & f Igbo
Means "way of God" in Igbo.
Uzoma m & f 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.