Saturday, January 26, 2013

U-La-La!

Well, I've done I-names and O-names, so now it time for me to continue the trend of underused letters, this time with U.
Only 4 names starting with U appear in the US top 1000--Urijah, Uriel, Uriah, & Ulises.
Ursula charted in the past, and Unique more recently, but currently there are zero U-names in the girls' Top 1000!


Boys:
  • Ualan (ooAH-lan, WAH-lan, Scottish)--form of Valentine
  • Uberto (oo-BEHR-toh, Italian)--form of Hubert
  • Ùisdean (OOSH-jun, Scottish)
  • Ulderico (ool-deh-REE-koh, Italian)
  • Ulfilas (ool-FEE-las, Gothic/Germanic)--"little wolf"
  • Uljas (OOL-yahs, Finnish)--"noble, valiant"
  • Ulric (OOL-rik, English)--from Germanic, "rich heritage"
  • Ultan (UL-tan, Irish)
  • Ulvi (ool-VEE, Turkish)--"exalted"
  • Umar (OO-mar, Arabic)
  • Ümit (EU-meet, Turkish)--"hope"
  • Unathi (oo-NAH-tee, Xhosa)--"God is with us"
  • Untamo (oon-TAH-moh, Finnish)
  • Uolevi (OO-oh-leh-vee, Finnish)--form of Olaf/Oliver
  • Urard (UR-ard, Irish)--"tall"
  • Urban (OOR-bahn, German, Scandinavian, Slovene)--from Latin, "city dweller"
  • Usko (OOS-koh, Finnish)--"faith"
  • Usman (OOS-mahn, Arabic)
  • Uspaig (OOS-pek, Scottish)--from Old Norse, "wild"
  • Uxío (oo-SHEE-ah, Galician)--form of Eugene
  • Uzziel (oo-zee-EL, UZ-ee-el, English)--from Hebrew, "God is my power"
Girls:
  • Uaine (oo-AHN-yeh, WAHN-yeh, Irish)--"greenish"
  • Udane (oo-dah-neh, Basque)--"summer"
  • Uliana (ool-YAH-nah, Russian)--form of Juliana
  • Ülkü (eul-KEU, Turkish)--"ideal"
  • Ulrika (ool-REE-kah, Scandinavian, German)--feminine of Ulric
  • Ulviye (ool-VEE-yeh, Turkish)--feminine of Ulvi
  • Umeko (oo-meh-koh, Japanese)
  • Una (OON-ah, Irish)
  • Undine (oon-DEE-neh, UN-deen, English & German)--from Latin, "wave"
  • Unelma (OON-el-mah, Finnish)--"dream"
  • Ursa (UR-sah, OOR-sah, Latin)--"bear"
  • Usha (OO-shah, Hindi)--"dawn"
  • Usoa (oo-soh-ah, Basque)--"dove". Another form is Uxue (oo-shoo-eh). 
  • Ustinya (oos-TEEN-yah, Russian)--form of Justine
  • Uxía (oo-SHEE-ah, Galician)--form of Eugenia