Gender: Female Meaning of Una: "one; also, lamb" Origin of Una: Latin

Una Origin and Meaning

The name Una is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "one; also, lamb".

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Una

Euna, Oonagh, Oona, Unna, Unah, Uny


Oceanie Says:


I believe in Celtic, "Una" also means "white wave".

rubylark Says:


I prefer this spelling, I think it's more graceful than Oona. The meaning is cute, it would be a good nickname (and by itself)!

Daiseymae Says:


It is pronouced "U-na" like the 30s actress Una Merkel.

ReneeAnne Says:


My great grandmother was Una Belle Ralyea. My niece is Lunabella :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


I used to think this was pronounced with a "you" sound. Isn't that how Una Stubbs pronounces it? But I think most people say Oona, as per the phonetic spelling.

headintheclouds Says:


I first heard of this name from the Anne of Green Gables series on the character Una Meredith, and like yvonne_virginia, I loved it because she was a sweet and loyal character. I'd imagine an Una in my head to either be like the character- soft-spoken, elegant and intelligent- or to be very spirited and energetic. Una is such a lovely, short and simple name, but it has a lot of impact and presence. I much prefer this spelling, since the Oona variant makes me think of Oompa Loompas!

Ariana157 Says:


This is my favorite name

raefrank Says:


I like this spelling better than Oona, but both are nice.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I think I love this because of the L. M. Montgomery character, Una Meredith. She was so sweet.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I agree.

Catastroffy Says:


This is really quite pretty.