Baby girl names beginning with U

On the hunt for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 21st letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some unusual suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter U

Read our list of good baby girl names beginning with U. Find out their origins and meanings and decide if your newborn could be an Uda, Umali or Ursula


1. Ualani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: heavenly rain

2. Uda

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: prosperous

3. Ula

  • Origin: Celtic
  • Meaning: jewel of the sea

4. Ulani

  • Origin: Hawaiian
  • Meaning: bright, light-hearted

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5. Ulrica

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: wolf power
  • Also: Ulrike (German form)

6. Umali

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: enchantress

7. Umeko

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: plum blossom

8. Una

  • Origin: Irish name
  • Meaning: unknown
  • Also: Oona, Oonagh, Juno

9. Unity

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: oneness

10. Urania

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the name of the muse of astronomy

11. Ursula

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: small she-bear

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

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