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176 Baby Boy Names That Start With U

Here are our top picks for baby boy names that start with U, including unique, popular, common, and rare names.

Updated May 8, 2024

by Lauren Flake

Additional contribution by Stefanie Miller

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One of the best parts of pregnancy is selecting a baby name for your bundle of joy! If you’re expecting a son and looking for names that start with U, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of popular and less common baby boy names that start with U.

Baby Boy Names That Start With U

You might want to give your son a traditional Greek name like Ulysses (which means “wrathful”) of “The Odyssey” fame. Or you might consider the biblical Hebrew name Uriel, which means “angel of light; the flame of God.” You might also like the state name Utah or an adjective name, like Unique or Urban. If you want a fresh, more unusual baby boy name, you might opt for a French name like Umbro (which means “shade”) of soccer fame, an Indian name like Umed (which means “hope”), or an Old English name like Upwood (which means “upper forest”).

Want more options? Here are our other choices for U boy names that are unique, popular, common, and rare:

10 Popular Boy Names That Start With U

These are the most popular boy names starting with U. It’s easy to see why these names are so special.

1. Ugo — Italian for “mind.”

2. Ulric — This name means “heritage” and “ruler” in Middle English.

3. Ulysses — A Latin name meaning “to hate.”

4. Umberto — This name means “bear” and “bright” in Italian.

5. Urban — Latin for “city dweller.”

6. Uri — In Hebrew, this name means “my light.”

7. Uriah — A Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh is my light.”

8. Uriel — This name also means “God is my light” in Hebrew.

9. Usher — Yiddish for “blessed” or “happy.”

10. Uzi — Hebrew for “my power.”

10 Common Boy Names That Start With U

Here are some more U names for boys that are fairly common. There’s a great variety here to choose from!

1. Ubbe — Old Swedish “wolf.”

2. Uber — This name means “over” or “above” in German.

3. Uhtred — An Old English name meaning “pre-dawn” and “counsel.”

4. Ulf — Old Norse for “wolf.”

5. Umar — This Arabic name means “flourishing.”

6. Umber — French for “shade.”

7. Unai — This name means “cowherd” in Basque.

8. Urien — Old Welsh for “born heir.”

9. Urso — A French and Italian name meaning “bear.”

10. Usman — This name means “baby bustard” in Urdu.

82 Unique Boy Names That Start With U

Looking for something a little more uncommon for your baby boy? Here’s a list of unique boy names that start with a U.

1. Ualan — Gaelic for “strong and healthy.”

2. Udarathin — This name means “Lord Vishnu” in Sanskrit.

3. Udayachal — This name means “the eastern horizon” in Sanskrit.

4. Ubhay — Sanskrit for “true blessing.”

5. Ubrigens — This name means “bothered” in German.

6. Uddip — In Sanskrit, this name means “giving light.”

7. Udell — Old English for “yew tree valley.”

8. Udi — Hebrew for “one.”

9. Udo — A German name meaning “wealth” or “fortune.”

10. Udolfo — This name means “famous wolf” in German.

11. Ueman — An Aztec name meaning “venerable time.”

12. Uenuku — This name means “rainbows” in Māori.

13. Uftzi — Basque for “sky.”

14. Ugene — English for “wellborn.”

15. Ugolino — A Spanish name meaning “intellect.”

16. Uhila — This name means “lightning” in Tongan.

17. Uhurul — Swahili for “freedom.”

18. Uhwokori — A Nigerian name meaning “born in Uhwokori.”

19. Uinta — A Ute name meaning “pine forest.”

20. Ujjain — This is the name of one of seven sacred Hindu cities in India.

21. Uistean — This Irish name means “intelligent.”

22. Ukiah — A Native American name meaning “deep valley.”

23. Ulagan — This name means “worldly man” in Tamil.

24. Ulan — This name means “young man” in Kazakh.

25. Ulberto — Old German for “shining intellect.”

26. Uldis — This name means “powerful heritage” in Latvian.

27. Ulfert — German for “protector of inheritance.”

28. Ulger — An English name meaning “wolf spear.”

29. Ulises — This name means “to hate” in Spanish.

30. Ull — Old Norse for “glory.”

31. Ullmar — This name means “fame of the wolf” in Old English.

32. Ulmer — A German name meaning “from the city of Ulm.”

33. Ulo — This is the name of the blade of a harpoon in Greenlandic.

34. Ulrich — German for “heritage” and “ruler.”

35. Ultan — An Irish name meaning “of Ulster.”

36. Ulz — German for “noble ruler.”

37. Umair — This name means “prosperous” in Urdu.

38. Umakar — Nepali for “priceless gift.”

39. Umbard — German for “renowned.”

40. Umbro — In Italian, this name means “from Umbria.”

41. Umher — An Arabic name meaning “controlling.”

42. Umut — A Turkish name for “hope.”

43. Uncas — This name means “fox” in Algonquin.

44. Unfrid — A Scandinavian name meaning “one who gives peace.”

45. Unique — An English word name meaning “only one.”

46. Unknown — This is an English word meaning “anonymous.”

47. Unmukt — This name means “liberation” in Hindi.

48. Uorsin — Romansh for “bear.”

49. Upmanyu — In Sanskrit, this name means “zealous.”

50. Upravda — A Slavic name meaning “upright one.”

51. Upshaw — English for “upper thicket.”

52. Upton — An English name meaning “uptown.”

53. Uqbah — This name means “conclusion” in Arabic.

54. Ural — Russian for “island” or “boundary.”

55. Uraz — A Turkic name meaning “happiness” or “joy.”

56. Urbane — Latvian for “city dweller.”

57. Urbano — This name means “city dweller” in Italian and Spanish.

58. Uria — A Hebrew name meaning “God is my light.”

59. Urian — This Welsh name means “born heir.”

60. Urias — This name means “God is my light” in Latin.

61. Urijah — English for “God is my light.”

62. Uriyah — This name means “God is my light” in Hebrew.

63. Uku — An Estonian name meaning “old man.”

64. Urrab — This name means “eloquent” in Arabic.

65. Ursel — German for “she bear.”

66. Urson — Latin for “bear.”

67. Ursus — Another Latin name for “bear.”

68. Urteil — German for “judgment.”

69. Urvil — An English name meaning “golden city.”

70. Usbeorn — This name means “divine warrior” in English.

71. Ushi — Japanese for “cow” or “bull.”

72. Usko — This name means “faith” in Finnish.

73. Utah — This name means “people of the mountains” in Algonquin.

74. Utkarsh — Hindi for “awakening.”

75. Utsidihi — This name means “man killer” in Cherokee.

76. Uuno — A Finnish name meaning “happy.”

77. Uyiosa — A Nigerian name meaning “God’s glory.”

78. Uziel — Spanish for “my power is God.”

79. Uzochike — This name means “path created by God” in Igbo.

80. Uzondu — A Nigerian name meaning “attracts others.”

81. Uzza — Hebrew for “power.”

82. Uzziah — This name means “my power is God” in Hebrew.

74 Rare Boy Names That Start With U

These are some of the rarest U boy names. These fun and creative options can help your son’s individuality shine!

1. Uati — Samoan for “clock.”

2. Ubadah — An Arabic name meaning “he who serves you.”

3. Ubaldo — In German, this name means “bold.”

4. Ubiratan — Portuguese for “strong spear.”

5. Uchadev — This name means “Lord Vishnu.” Its language of origin is unknown.

6. Uchechi — A Nigerian name meaning “God’s will.”

7. Udale — Old English for “yew tree valley.”

8. Udarchis — The language of origin for this name is unknown. It means “Lord Shiva.”

9. Uday — This name means “to rise” in Sanskrit.

10. Udayasuryan — This name means “rising sun” in Sanskrit.

11. Uddhav — This name means “friend of Lord Krishna.” The language of origin is unknown.

12. Udith —  This name means “one who has risen.” Its language of origin is unknown.

13. Udolph — Old English for “wolf wealth.”

14. Udyot — This name means “shining” or “brilliance.” The language of origin is unknown.

15. Ufuk — This name means “horizon” in Turkish.

16. Ugbjom — A Norse name meaning “war bear.”

17. Ugochukuwu — In Igbo, this name means “eagle of God.”

18. Ugom — The meaning and origin of this name is unknown.

19. Ugonna — This name means “father’s glory” in Igbo.

20. Ugrasaai — This name means “one of the kauravas.” The language of origin is unknown.

21. Uilleam — A Scottish name meaning “helmet protection.”

22. Uisdean — This name means “island stone” in Gaelic.

23. Ujasen — The meaning and origin of this name is unknown.

24. Ukko — This name means “old man” in Finnish.

25. Ulagappan — This name means “creator of the world.” The language of origin is unknown.

26. Ulbricht — This name means “of Albert” in German.

27. Ulhas — This name means “delight” or “joy.” The language of origin is unknown.

28. Ulhasvila — This name has an unknown meaning and origin.

29. Ulick — An Irish name meaning “mind” and “play.”

30. Ulissetu — This name means “the Lord is my God.” The language of origin is unknown.

31. Ulpesh —  The language of origin for this name is unknown. It means “tiny.”

32. Ulugbek — This name means “great chieftain” in Turkish.

33. Ulvi — Turkish for “exalted.”

34. Umed — A Persian name meaning “hope.”

35. Umer — This name means “flourishing” in Urdu.

36. Umukoro — This name means “young man” in Urhobo.

37. Un — Japanese for “cloud.”

38. Unaduti — This name means “wooly head” in Cherokee.

39. Ungcwele — This name has an unknown meaning and origin.

40. Unjasper — This name also has an unknown meaning and origin.

41. Unkisin — Unknown meaning and origin.

42. Unnabh — This name means “the peak.” Its language of origin is unknown.

43. Unnamed — This name is the English word for “nameless.”

44. Unubold — This name means “successful.” The language of origin is unknown.

45. Unwyn — Old English for “unfriendly.”

46. Upanay — This name means “leader.” The language of origin is unknown.

47. Updyke — This name means “upper bank” in Old English.

48. Upkosh — In Sanskrit, this name means “treasure.”

49. Upwood — English for “upper forest.”

50. Urbanus — A Latin name meaning “city dweller.”

51. Urdad — The meaning and origin of this name is unknown.

52. Uriasol — The meaning and origin of this name is also unknown.

53. Urjasz — Hebrew for “the Lord is light.”

54. Urki — This name means “birch tree” in Basque.

55. Urs — German for “bear.”

56. Ursino — This name means “bear” in Italian and Spanish.

57. Ursins — This Scandinavian name means “bear.”

58. Urvaksh — This name means “joyful.” The language of origin is unknown.

59. Usama — An Arabic name meaning “lion.”

60. Usnavi — An created American name for “United States Navy.”

61. Utendi — This name means “act” or “deed” in Swahili.

62. Uther — Welsh for “terrible.”

63. Uthid — An English name meaning “of Uhtred.”

64. Uthman — An Arabic name meaning “baby bustard.”

65. Utku — This name means “victory” in Turkish.

66. Uttam — This name means “highest” in Sanskrit.

67. Uttambir — Hindi for “brave warrior.”

68. Uttamveer — The language of origin for this name is unknown. It means “exalted bravery and courage.”

69. Uvaldo — Spanish for “brave mind.”

70. Uwais — An Arabic name meaning “wolf.”

71. Uwe — In German, this name means “edge of a sword.”

72. Uwolowu — In Ghanian, this name means “God is with us.”

73. Uzail — The meaning and origin of this name is unknown.

74. Uzayr — This name means “help” in Uzbek.

What’s your favorite name from this list? Have you or your friends and family chosen any of these U names for your sons?

Be sure to also peek at some of our other baby name lists, like our rare boy names, badass boy names, strong boy names, trendy boy names, and the coolest baby boy names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby boy!

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Lauren Flake is a wife, mom to two girls, watercolor artist, seventh-generation Texan, and early-onset Alzheimer's daughter. She is the author and co-illustrator of two award-winning children's books for grieving… Read more

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