Top Baby Girl Names That Start With U

Are you looking for a unique name for your little trailblazer? Or perhaps U names run in your family. Well, look no further, as we’ve got some popular, unique, cute, and cool U girl names for you to enjoy.

Our Top Girl Names That Start With U

Girl names starting with U are a mysterious bunch, with none currently hitting the top spots for baby names in the United States. However, we’ve come up with some of our top female names that start with U:

1. Una. Hitting our no. 1 spot is this name that literally means “one” in Latin. Originally an Irish name meaning “lamb,” Una has been used in the English-speaking world since the seventeenth century. It can be found in Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queen. 2. Ulrika. This name of Swedish origin is the feminine form of the German name Ulrich meaning “prosperity” and “power.” Ulrika was the name of two queens of Sweden, giving this royal baby name a touch of class. 3. Ulyana. If you’re looking for a unique twist on a more common name, Ulyana is the Russian or Ukrainian form of Juliana. Meaning “youthful,” it was the name of many saints, as well as a long reigning queen of The Netherlands. 4. Undine. Meaning “wave” in Latin, Undine, also spelled Ondine, was the name given to mythological water nymphs. Undine was first used in the writings of Swiss author Paracelsus and continues to be used in modern literature and art. 5. Unity. It may come as a surprise that Unity meaning “oneness” is not used more often as a girl’s name. This is one of the least common names embraced by the Puritans; however, we believe its beautiful meaning and symbolism in the world today might give this name a boost. 6. Ursula. Not only does Ursula have the super cute meaning of “little bear,” but it also has a noteworthy background. Martyred fourth century Saint Ursula bore this name, and for literature fans, this is the name of writer Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as a name used in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona and Much Ado About Nothing. For a more fun namesake, you may recognize Ursula as the villainous sea witch in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. 7. Ulyssa. Even though this name is more unique than popular, its beauty and link to Greek mythology the Odyssey, have provided it with a place on our top girl names list. It’s the feminine form of Ulysses, known as the title of author James Joyce’s 1922 novel. 8. Uma. Not only is this the name of a Hindu goddess, but it’s also the name of the Hollywood goddess Uma Thurman. Even so, this name of Hebrew origin meaning “light” and “nation” is still a rare choice. Why not give this name the attention it deserves? 9. Ustinya. Another variant of a familiar name is Ustinya, the Russian form of Justina or Justine meaning “righteous.” It was borne by several saints, making it an interesting choice if you’re looking for a religious or biblical baby name.


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Unique Girl Names That Start With U

U girl names are unique by definition. They are one of the rarest initials used for names, however, we have compiled a list of some especially unique U names for girls. So, sit back and enjoy the ride:

10. Uiara. This name of Native American origin has the beautiful meaning of “lady of the water” in Tupi. Uiara is a variant of the name Iara who was a bewitching river nymph in Brazilian folklore. This could be a unique name for a water sign baby (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). 11. Uʻilani. It’s hard not to fall in love with this melodic Hawaiian girl’s name, pronounced oo-ee-LA-nee. Meaning “heavenly beauty,” Uʻilani conjures up the idyllic beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. 12. Unique. How could we have a list of unique U girl names without adding the name Unique! This rare name comes from the English word and is a great choice for your little lady who is born to be an individual. 13. Urd. There’s something unique and almost ethereal about names from Norse mythology. Urd was one of the three Norns, overseers of the fates of people. Of the three, Urd was responsible for the past. 14. Urvashi. In Sanskrit, Urvashi means “she who controls the heart of others.” Your baby girl might not control your heart, but she’ll certainly steal it. Urvashi is also the name of a beautiful female nymph in Hindu mythology. 15. Urwen. For Tolkien fans, Urwen means “fire maiden” in the fictional language of Sindarin, and she’s the daughter of Hurin in The Children of Hurin. Urwen is similar to the beautiful Welsh name Arwen, found in another of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, the famous Lord of the Rings. 16. Ushas. Another unique and evocative name is Ushas meaning “dawn.” Ushas is the Hindu goddess of dawn, believed to drive away darkness and evil and breathe life into everything. An exquisite image to think of as your little goddess enters the world. 17. Ulalume. This name from the Latin word lumen meaning “light,” is another rare choice for fans of literature. It was used by Edgar Allen Poe in his 1847 poem Ulalume. 18. Unella. If you’re a fan of the book and television series Game of Thrones, you may recognize this name from Septa Unella of the Faith of The Seven, the devout followers of the High Sparrow. Maybe not the most desirable namesake, but a unique name, nonetheless. 19. Utah. Utah is the name of a state in the United States which comes from the Native Uto-Aztecan people. This could be a great choice for lovers of this state, or for babies conceived in Utah.

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Cute Girl Names That Start With U

There’s nothing cuter than your new baby girl, therefore, she needs a name that matches that. Whether it’s a short baby name, or one with a pretty and cute meaning, we have some extra cute girl names that start with U: 31. Ubon. It’s hard to go wrong with a sweet flower name for girls, and this Thai name meaning “lotus flower” gives you that beauty, as well as uniqueness. Did you know the lotus flower is a symbol of purity and rebirth? 32. Udane. For a baby girl born during the summer months, Udane is a Basque name simply meaning “summer.” It’s a cute and unique choice for your little ray of sunshine. 33. Udea. Your baby girl will delight in having a name from a fairy tale. Udea is found in the North African fairy tale Udea and her Seven Brothers, making it a cute name choice and the perfect bedtime story. 34. Uli. Just the sound of this short name instantly makes it cute. Of German origin, Uli is the short form of Ulrike or Ulrich meaning “prosperity.” This name can also be used as the short form of the Hawaiian name Uliuli meaning “blue.” 35. Umay. In Turkish mythology, Umay was the goddess of fertility and protector of babies and women. With this name, the goddess Umay is sure to be watching over you and your baby girl. It also sounds similar to the cute and popular M baby name, May. 36. Umayma. This attractive version of the Arabic girl’s name Umama, means “little mother.” A cute meaning for a little girl who is a miniature version of her mother. 37. Ume. This short Japanese girl’s name pronounced OO-MEH is too sweet to resist, just like its meaning “plum.” This name is also a symbol of spring due to the ume blossom, making it a pretty option for a springtime baby. 38. Unku. Another cute name with ties to literature, is Unku. Unku is the title character in the German children’s story Ede and Unku. This book was based on the real-life story of Erna Lauenberger. 39. Uria. Uria is a cute Hebrew and unisex name that’s the modern form of the masculine name Uriah. Meaning “God is my light,” the name is found in the Old Testament, making it a cute biblical name choice. 40. Umbrielle. It may sound similar to the word umbrella, but Umbrielle has the pretty elle ending that makes it a unique twist on names such as Gabrielle, or Isabelle. In Latin, this name means “one in the shadow.”

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Cool and Strong Girl Names That Start With U

Do you want a cool name inspired by mythology, literature, or a great international name with a strong meaning? Well, we’ve got some of the best cool and strong baby girl names starting with U: 51. Unice. This variant of the more familiar and biblical name Eunice, has a strong meaning of “good victory.” Eunice is found in the New Testament as the mother of Timothy and in Greek mythology, she was a sea nymph described as leaping from wave to wave. 52. Umbria. If you’re a fan of the rolling hills of the beautiful Italian countryside, Umbria is a great name to honor this love. This place name makes a unique choice if you’re inspired by Italian girl names. The name comes from the Italian word terra d’ombra due to the Umber pigment that used to be extracted in the Umbria region. 53. Umbra. This name sounds similar to Umbria, but it’s less Italian countryside and more celestial beauty. Meaning “shadow” in Latin, umbra is the name given to the darkest part of the shadow cast by celestial bodies. It’s a mysterious name for those of you who appreciate the beauty of astronomy. 54. Unni. In Sanskrit, Unni means “small,” or “to leap,” but it also has Norwegian origins meaning “to wave,” or “to love.” An interesting name with plenty of meanings to choose from. 55. Urania. It’s hard to deny that this name is cool, with its origins lying in Greek mythology. Meaning “heavenly,” Urania was one of the nine muses and goddess of astronomy and astrology. A perfect choice for stargazers! 56. Urbana. This feminine form of Urban is a cool choice for city slickers, meaning “of the city” in Latin. 57. Ursa. Not only does this name mean “bear,” it’s also the name of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; two constellations in the northern sky associated with Roman mythology. There’s something very cool about names inspired by mythology. 58. Uttara. If you’re looking for a unique and cool gender-neutral name, Uttara meaning “north” in Sanskrit is the name of both a son and daughter in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. 59. Uxía. This name has a cool, edgy look, however, its pronunciation of oo-SHEE-a, sounds a little softer than it looks. It’s a form of Eugenia, a third century saint who disguised herself as a man to escape persecution. A cool name and inspiration for your little lady. 60. Undómiel. If you’re well-versed in the Elvish Quenya language, you’ll know Undómiel means “Evenstar.” This is the nickname given to the enchantingly beautiful half-elf, Arwen in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. 61. Uluwehi. If you love nature-inspired names, Uluwehi of Hawaiian origin means “a lush and beautiful verdure,” and “a place where beautiful plants thrive.” This name is a must for those with green thumbs.

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The Bottom Line

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