Animals, Arabic, Female, Hindu mythology, Horses/Stallions, Japanese, Kin/Family, Light, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Sanskrit, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Uma

Uma is another name for Parvati, a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power.  The name means "flax; linseed" as well as "light; splendor; fame; tranquility; night". It's also possible that Uma comes from an expression, u mā "oh, don't", because Parvati wanted to practice self-denial in order to gain Shiva's attention and her mother tried to dissuade… Continue reading Uma

African, Female, Igbo, Japanese, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Western African

Udo

Udo is a German male name, a modern form of Odo, an Ancient Germanic male name which started out as a short form of names beginning with the German element aud meaning “wealth, fortune” via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches). I've also seen Udo listed as an Igbo unisex name meaning "peace" and is also the name of a place… Continue reading Udo

Female, Numbers, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Unity

Unity is an English female given name derived from an English word meaning "the state of being one; oneness". It's used to refer to a state or quality of being one or whole; unified or united into one mind, feeling, body, or argument. It comes from Latin ūnitās (oneness, unity) vis unus (one, single; alone) derived from PIE *óynos… Continue reading Unity

Brown, Color, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Red/Crimson, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Umber

Umber comes from Latin umbra meaning "shadow; shade" derived from a PIE root word. It's the name of a reddish-brown pigment clay pigment that, when heated, becomes intensified and is known as burnt umber. Its name comes from Italian terra d'ombra (earth of Umbria) the region it was originally extracted from. Umbria comes from the Umbri people, an ancient Italic tribe… Continue reading Umber

Female, Hebrew, Korean, Light, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Uri

Uri is a Hebrew male name meaning "my light" as well as also being a Korean word and unisex given name meaning "us, we, our" as a pronoun and "house, pen hutch" as a noun. Uri is the name of a canton in Switzerland, also Latinized as Uronia, which seems to derive from Latin ora meaning "border, rim, edge, frontier,… Continue reading Uri

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, U names

Ursula

Ursula is a female given name meaning "little bear". It is the diminutive of Latin Ursa meaning "female bear" or "she-bear", the feminine form of ursus (bear) from Proto-Italiac *orssos (bear) which derives from PIE *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Nicknames: Ursel (German), Ulla (German), Uschi (German), Urška (Slovene), Ula (Polish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ursa (Latin) Urszula (Polish) Úrsula (Portuguese, Spanish) Uršula (Slovene) Orsola (Italian) Orsolina (Italian)… Continue reading Ursula

Animals, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Lamb/Sheep, Literature, Norse, Numbers, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Una

Una (pr. oo-na or yoo-na) is a female given name with various possible meanings and origins: it's an anglicized form of Irish Úna which derives from uan meaning "lamb" from Proto-Celtic *ognos from PIE *h₂egʷnós (lamb); it may also be derived from Latin una, the feminine form of unus meaning "one" though it also means "together, simultaneously". It derives from Latin unus (one, single; alone) from PIE *óynos (one; single). It was used… Continue reading Una

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Greek, Latin, Light, Literature, Nickname names, Tamil, Tongan, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Ula

Ula is a diminutive of Urszula, the Polish form of Ursula meaning "little bear", itself a diminutive of ursa meaning "she-bear". It could also be a short form of Ulalume, the name of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe which seems to have been based on Latin ululare meaning "to wail" or lumen meaning "light". An ula is also a poetic device used… Continue reading Ula