Cool Baby Names That Start With U

U may be the most underused first initial of the baby naming alphabet. But yes, there are some cool baby names that start with U. Namely:
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  • Ugo

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    Ugo is very common in Italy, but here it might call to mind that little Yugoslavian car.  Read More 

  • Uilleam

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    Most Americans would take the easy way out and spell it Willem, as in artist de Kooning and actor Dafoe.  Read More 

  • Ulla

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    Ulla, the beautiful, tall, sexy, blond Swedish secretary in "The Producers" (played by Uma Thurman in the movie) who purrs, "Ven you got it, flaunt it," has changed the image of this name forever. ... Read More 

  • Ulric

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    Also related to the word for wolf, this name has a first syllable that's not appealing to the American ear. Better ic-ending choices: Dominic, Frederic, Eric.  Read More 

  • Ulysses

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    Ulysses is one of the few U boys' names anyone knows -- with heavy links to the Homeric hero, eighteenth president Grant, and the James Joyce novel -- all of which makes it both distinguished and k... Read More 

  • Uma

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    Uma is a throaty, exotic name for a Hindu goddess...and a Hollywood one. But as popular as Uma Thurman is, other parents have not yet picked up on her name, making it a rarity. Uma is one of the m... Read More 

  • Umber

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    A rich brown hue, but can be misheard as Amber, said with a pretentious accent.  Read More 

  • Umberto

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    A definite improvement over the English Humbert, Umberto has nevertheless been rarely heard outside the Italian community. The writer-semiotician Umberto Eco is a noteworthy namesake. Read More 

  • Umbria

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    Umbria is a lovely, virtually unused, Italian name,reflecting the beautiful rolling hills of the area's countryside. And since it's right next door to Tuscany, in which Siena resides, maybe Umbria... Read More 

  • Una

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    In an epic poem, the personification of truth, beauty, and unity; this ancient name is popular in Ireland but rarely heard here. The Oona spelling has more oomph.  Read More 

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