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…

Ulysses

Ulysses features in Roman mythology as the Latin form of Odysseus in Greek mythology, the name of the king of Ithaca who was well-known for his cunning, brilliance, resourcefulness, and versatility. It was he who came up with the plan for the Trojan horse, ending the ten year-long war, but his pride also cost him another ten years…

Ulrich

Ulrich is a German male name, from Old High German Odalric made up from Germanic elements odal (heritage, inheritance) and ric (power) essentially meaning “wealthy, prosperous ruler”. Ulrich is also a German surname originating from the given name. Nicknames (Male): Ulli (German), Utz (German), Ueli (Swiss German); (Female): Ulla (German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ulrik (Danish,…

Uthman

Uthman is an Arabic male name meaning “baby bustard” (bustards are large terrestrial birds that live in dry grasslands and steppes). It’s also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Usman (Arabic) Osman (Turkish)   Uthman- عثمان (Arabic)  

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…

Ugo

Ugo is the Italian form of Hugh, which comes from Germanic element hug meaning “heart, spirit, mind” derived from a Proto-Germanic source. Origin: Proto-Germanic Variants: Hugh (English) Hugo (English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ancient Germanic)  

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,…

Urban

Urban comes from Latin Urbanus meaning either “city dweller” or “of the city” which comes from Latin urbs which seems to be derived from a PIE root word. Urban is also a word that has become adopted into the English vocabulary referring to a city or town. Another word related to it, urbane, is used to refer to someone…

Uzziel

Uzziel is a Hebrew male name meaning “my power is God” or “my strength is God”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Oziel (Biblical Greek) Ozihel (Biblical Latin) Uzziël (Dutch) Uziel (Hebrew)