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

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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.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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