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152 Baby Girl Names That Start With U

Here's a list of baby girl names starting with U and their meanings, featuring unique, popular, common, rare, pretty, and modern names!

Updated May 8, 2024

by Lauren Flake

Additional contribution by Stefanie Miller

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One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is selecting a baby name for your bundle of joy! If you’re expecting a daughter and looking for U girl names, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of baby girl names that start with U.

Baby Girl Names That Start With U

You may have noticed that names that start with U aren’t very popular in the United States. The Latin name Una, which means “one,” is popular in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, and Iceland. And the Celtic name Ula, which means “gem of the sea,” is popular in Slovenia.

You might like the ancient Latin name Ursula, of “The Little Mermaid” villain fame, which means “little bear.” Or you might consider the Hebrew name Uma, which means “light, peace, nation.” If you want a more unusual baby girl name, you might opt for the African name Uzoma, which means “good way.” You can explore these options and more U girl names below:

10 Popular Baby Girl Names That Start With U

These are the most popular girl names that start with U. Although they aren’t as common as names starting with other letters, many parents love them.

1. Ula — A Celtic name meaning “gem of the sea.”

2. Ulani — Hawaiian for “cheerful.”

3. Uma — This name means “light” in Sanskrit and “peace” in Hebrew.

4. Una — Latin for “one,” Irish for “lamb,” and Old Norse for “happy.”

5. Undine — In Latin, this name means “little wave.”

6. Urania — This name means “heavenly” in Greek.

7. Uriella — Hebrew for “God’s light.”

8. Urina — The meaning of this name is “brightness” in Hebrew.

9. Ursa — This name means “little female bear” in Latin.

10. Ursula — This name is also Latin for “little female bear.”

10 Common Girl Names That Start With U

This set of U names for girls isn’t as popular, but these names are still common and often chosen for baby girls. There are wonderful names to pick from in this category!

1. Uda — Teutonic for “wealthy.”

2. Udelia — This name means “song” in English and Greek.

3. Ujala — The meaning of this name is “bright” in Hindi.

4. Ulissa — A Greek name meaning “wrathful.”

5. Ulrika — German for “rich and noble heritage.”

6. Umeko — This name means “plum blossom child” or “patient” in Japanese.

7. Urbana — A Latin name meaning “of the city.”

8. Urena — Hebrew for “brightness.”

9. Usha — This name means “dawn” in Sanskrit.

10. Uzuri — In Swahili, this name means “beauty.”

12 Modern Baby Girl Names Starting With U

A trendy and stylish name is perfect for any baby girl. These modern girl names starting with U have a great variety for you to choose from.

1. Uliana — Russian for “youthful.”

2. Ultima — The meaning of this name is “last” in Italian and Latin.

3. Umbrielle — In Latin, this name means “one in the shadow.”

4. Unagh — An Irish name meaning “lamb.”

5. Unity — English for “oneness.”

6. Unique — This name means “only one” in Latin.

7. Universe — Old French for “combined into one.”

8. Unknown — An English name meaning “meaningless.”

9. Unnamed — This English name means “without a name.”

10. Uriah — Hebrew for “God is my light.”

11. Utah — A Native American name meaning “people of the mountains.”

12. Utopia — This name means “imagined place of perfection” in Greek.

15 Pretty Girl Names That Start With U

These names sound pretty and have even prettier meanings. I highly recommend one of these names for any little girl!

1. Ubon — Thai for “lotus.”

2. Uche — This name means “God’s will” in Igbo.

3. Udane — A Basque name meaning “summer.”

4. Ulloriaq — This name means “star” in Greenlandic.

5. Ulku — This Turkish name means “ideal.”

6. Ulyssa — Latin for “odyssey.”

7. Unni — A combination of “wave,” “love,” and “new” in Norwegian.

8. Unnr — Old Norse for “wave.”

9. Upasana — This name means “worship” or “devotion” in Sanskrit.

10. Upendo — In Swahili, this name means “love.”

11. Urd — Old Norse for “fate.”

12. Uri — This name means “my flame” in Hebrew.

13. Ursule — Latin for “little female bear.”

14. Usoa — This name means “dove” in Basque.

15. Uyanga — A Mongolian name meaning “melody.”

49 Unique Girl Names That Start With U

Are you looking for something a little more uncommon for your baby girl? Here’s a list of unique baby girl names that start with U.

1. Ubah — Somali for “flower.”

2. Ubertina — This name means “brilliant mind” in Old German.

3. Uchefuna — A Nigerian name meaning “I have my wits about me.”

4. Udakangali — This name means “lustrous.” The language origin is unknown.

5. Udaranga — This name means “a woman with a beautiful body.” The language origin is unknown.

6. Udavine — This name means “thriving.” The origin is unknown.

7. Udele — An English and Greek name meaning “song.”

8. Udumelue — This name means “crowned with honor and pride” in Igbo.

9. Ugoulo — Igbo for “pride of a home.”

10. Uldwyna — English for “special and beloved friend.”

11. Ulima — This Arabic name means “astute” or “wise.”

12. Ullakirai — A Hindu name with an unknown meaning.

13. Ululani — This name means “heavenly inspiration” in Hawaiian.

14. Ulupi — This name means “wife of Arjuna, the Pandava Prince.” The language is unknown.

15. Ulyana — A Slavic name meaning “bright dawn.”

16. Umaiza — Arabic for “bright.”

17. Umama — An Arabic name meaning “little mother.”

18. Umasakthi — This name means “goddess” in Sanskrit.

19. Umay — Turkish for “mother.”

20. Umber — In French, this name means “shade.”

21. Umberla — This name means “providing shade.” The language origin is unknown.

22. Umbria — This name means “from the Umbri” in Italian.

23. Umeeka — The meaning of this name is “Goddess Parvati” in Hindi.

24. Umi — Japanese for “sea.”

25. Umina — This name means “sea” in Japanese or “emerald” in Quechua.

26. Umm — An Arabic name meaning “mother.”

27. Umrah — This Arabic name means “pilgrimage to Makkah.”

28. Umyal — A Hindu name with an unknown meaning.

29. Unathi — This name means “God is with us” in Xhosa.

30. Unella — A literary name with an unknown origin that means “winds of winter.”

31. Unice — Greek for “good victory.”

32. Uranya — In Greek, this name means “heavenly.”

33. Urbai — This name means “one who is gentle.” The language origin is unknown.

34. Urenna — This name means “father’s pride” in Igbo.

35. Uriel — Hebrew for “God is my light.”

36. Urmimala — This name means “garland of waves.” The language of origin is unknown.

37. Urooj — A Persian name meaning “success” or “achievement.”

38. Urpi — This name means “dove” in Quechua.

39. Urszula — Polish for “little female bear.”

40. Usagi — This name means “rabbit” in Japanese.

41. Usashri — This name means “beautiful and charismatic.” The language origin is unknown.

42. Uta — A German name meaning “prosperity” and “riches.”

43. Uteghita — This name means “enthusiastic.” The language origin is unknown.

44. Utpalakshi — This name means “divine” and is a name for the goddess Lakshmi in the Hindu religion.

45. Utpatti — This name means “creation.” The language origin is unknown.

46. Uttara — In Sanskrit, this name means “north.”

47. Uwimana — This name means “daughter of God” in Rwandan.

48. Uyen — Vietnamese for “duck.”

49. Uzoamaka — A Nigerian name meaning “a good path.”

56 Rare Girl Names That Start With U

These rare girl names are special and creative. If you’re looking for a girl name starting with U, take a look at these strong contenders.

1. Ubalda — Italian for “brave spirit.”

2. Ubirajara — This name means “lord of the spear” in Tupi.

3. Ubol — A Thai name meaning “lotus.”

4. Udile — German for “prosperous in battle.”

5. Udipti — This name means “on fire.” The language origin is unknown.

6. Uduak — This name means “desire” in Ibibio.

7. Uduakobong — In Ibibio, this name means “God’s will.”

8. Ufuoma — This name means “peace of mind” in Urhobo.

9. Ugetta — German for “mind.”

10. Ugne — A Lithuanian name meaning “fire.”

11. Ugochi — This name means “eagle of God” in Igbo.

12. Uhlrike — German for “mistress of all.”

13. Uhura — This name means “freedom” in Swahili.

14. Uinise — Tongan for “victory.”

15. Ujarak — In Greenlandic, this name means “stone.”

16. Ujila — This name means “shining” in Hindi.

17. Uland — This name means “noble country.” The language origin is unknown.

18. Uloaku — A Nigerian word for bank.

19. Ulzhagas — Kazakh for “the next one will be a son.”

20. Umaima — An Arabic name meaning “little mother.”

21. Umairoh — This name means “complete” in Arabic.

22. Umbro — This name means “from Umbria” in Italian.

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

24. Umme — Arabic for “mother of sons.”

25. Umniah — An Arabic name meaning “desire” or “longing.”

26. Umoja — This name means “unity” in Swahili.

27. Umu — Chinese for “virtue.”

28. Umuta — A Turkish name meaning an unknown meaning.

29. Undomiel — A literary name that means “evening star” in Elvish.

30. Unega — This name means “white” in Cherokee.

31. Uniss — Greek for “good victory.”

32. Uniqua — In Latin, this name means “only one.”

33. Unmesha — Sanskrit for “visible.”

34. Upala — This Arabic name means “gemstone.”

35. Uranchimeg — This is the name for an artistic decoration. The language origin is unknown.

36. Urgell — Catalan for “homeland.”

37. Urit — The meaning of this name is “light” in Hebrew.

38. Urith — Hebrew for “brightness.”

39. Urraca — Spanish for “magpie.”

40. Urvashi — This name means “she who can control the hearts of others” in Sanskrit.

41. Urvi — In Sanskrit, this name means “wide.”

42. Urwa — Arabic for “strong support.”

43. Usdi — A Cherokee name meaning “small baby.”

44. Ushas — The Hindu goddess of the dawn.

45. Ushmil — This name means “warm-hearted.” The language origin is unknown.

46. Ustinya — Russian for “righteous.”

47. Uswa — This Arabic name means “exemplary.”

48. Uthama — This name means “exceptional.” The language origin is unknown.

49. Utpalini — This name means “a lotus pond.” The language origin is unknown.

50. Uttu — The Sumerian goddess of weaving that means “spider.”

51. Utrenica — This name is the personification of the morning star in Slavic mythology.

52. Uwase — A Nigerian name meaning “father’s child.”

53. Uxia — Galician for “wellborn.”

54. Uxoria — This name is derived from the Latin word “uxor,” which means “wife.”

55. Uzoma — This name means “good way” in Igbo.

56. Uxue — This is the Basque name for the Spanish town of Ujue.

What’s your favorite (or least favorite) name from this list? Have you or your friends and family chosen any U girl names for your daughters?

Check out our other baby name lists if you’re still on the hunt. For inspiration, try beautiful girl names, flower names for girls, modern girl names, and one-syllable girl names. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby-to-be!

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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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