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

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Emotion/Feelings, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, U names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Ulysses

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, U names, Virtues/Attributes

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,… Continue reading Ulrich

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

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, U names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Urban

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Battle/War, Bears/Bear cubs, German/Germanic, Male, Surname names, U names, Virtues/Attributes

Umberto

Umberto is the Italian form of Humbert, a Germanic name meaning "bright warrior" or "bright bear cub" from Germanic elements hun (warrior, bear cub) and beraht (bright). I've also seen the first element of the name hun as being connected to the Huns, a nomadic tribe who came from somewhere between the Caucasus and Central Asia. Humbert is also a surname originating… Continue reading Umberto