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Names That Start With U

Names That Start With U

Names that start with U are an elite group, with only three U names making the US Top 1000. The most popular name with the U initial is Uriel, a Hebrew name featured in the Old Testament. Ironically, the most common girl name beginning with U is Unique.

Along with Uriel, other boy names starting with U in the US Top 1000 include Uriah and Ulises. Ulises is the Spanish variation of Ulysses, often associated with President Grant. There are no girl names beginning with U in the US Top 1000, but the mini-name Una is a top name in Iceland and well-used in the UK.

U is the least-used initial for baby names in the US, making almost any U name a unique choice. International options are especially appealing when it comes to rare U names. For girls, the Japanese Umeko, Italian Umbria, and Sanskrit Urvi and Uma are among the best choices. For boys, the Sudanese Ulan, Hebrew Uzzaiah, and Italian Ugo would be worthy considerations.

Here, our full selection of names that start with U, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With U, Boy Names That Start With U, or Unisex Names That Start With U.

  1. UnaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "one; also, lamb"
  2. UlyssesHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin variation of the Greek Odysseus
  3. UrsulaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little female bear"
  4. UmaHeart
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "light, peace, nation"
  5. UriHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my flame, my light"
  6. UrbanHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "of the city"
  7. UriahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God is my light"
  8. UrielHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God is my light"
  9. UhtredHeart
    • Origin:

      Old English
    • Meaning:

      "advice"
  10. UlaHeart
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "gem of the sea"
  11. UrsaHeart
    • Origin:

      Short form of Ursula, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little female bear"
  12. UlricHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Ulrich and Wulfric, German
    • Meaning:

      "rich and noble heritage; wolf power"
  13. UllaHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian
    • Meaning:

      "will, determination"
  14. UlrichHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "rich and noble heritage"
  15. UmekoHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "plum-blossom child, patient"
  16. UmbertoHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian variation of Humbert
    • Meaning:

      "renowned warrior"
  17. UndineHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "little wave"
  18. UrvashiHeart
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "she who controls the hearts of others"
  19. UlrikHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandianvian variation of Ulrich, German
    • Meaning:

      "rich and noble heritage"
  20. UziHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah is my strength"