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Boy Names Starting with U

Baby boy names starting with the letter 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 among baby names 2019.

Unearth more cool, unique U names for boys in our full list, below. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Boy Names Starting with U

  • Uriel

    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. Read More 

  • Uriah

    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... Read More 

  • Ulises

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