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Boy Names That Start With U

Boy Names That Start With U

Boy names that start with U make for the ultimate unusual choice — U has been the least-used initial for boys for the past two decades!

Only three U-starting boy baby names currently rank in the US Top 1000: Uriel, Uriah, and Urijah. In England and Wales, four Arabic boy names starting with U make the Top 1000: Umar, Usman, Uzair, and Umair.

Along with the familiar Uriel and Umar, other great underused U baby boy names include Urban, Urso, Unwin, and Ulysses, as well as modern options like Upton, Usher, and Utah.

Despite its rarity as a first initial, "u" is our trendiest vowel sound of the moment.

Unearth more cool, unique boy names that start with U in our full list, below. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With UUnisex Names That Start With U, or our full list of Baby Names That Start With U.

UriahHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "God is my light"
  • Description:

    A perfectly respectable Old Testament name ruined forever through its association with the odious Uriah Heep in David Copperfield. Some people also find this name just too close to the word urine. These negative connotations may be wearing off, however. (Perhaps because people don't read as much Dickens as they used to.)

UrielHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "God is my light"
  • Description:

    It's the name of an Old Testament archangel that's symbolically given to boys born during Chanukah, but the possibility of unsavory nicknames (urinal?) make the short form Uri a better bet.

UlisesHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish variation of Ulysses
  • Description:

    Although Ulysses is the more recognizable spelling, Ulises is the more popular choice in the US.