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Una

What does Una mean?

Una Pronunciation of Una [una] as a girls' name is pronounced OO-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Una is "one". The anglicized form of the name is from the feminine of Latin unus. It was used by Edmund Spenser in his 16th-century epic poem "The Faerie Queen", where the heroine of the first book is Una. She symbolizes truth, unity, and the one, true (Anglican) church. As a Gaelic name, Úna means "hunger" or may be derived from uan meaning "lamb".

Associated with: 16th century, epic (mythology), faerie, queen, heroine, book (literary), gaelic.

Variations

Una has 6 variants: Euna, Oona, Oonagh, Unagh, Unah and Unna.

Related girl name: Agnes.

Creative forms:
(female) Unai, Ura, ..

(male) Udah, Unaer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Una Libby (U.L.), ..

How popular is Una?

Una is a very popular first name for women (#1259 out of 4276, Top 29%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Una for girls. Una reached its top position of #394 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Una name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Una outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Agnes (#1272 via latest list), Euna and Oona (#1646) are the prominent related forms of Una rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Una reached its peak during 1890-1899 (average #830) and has become much less since, with versions like Una becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Una, Agnes, Euna, Oona in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Una is alike in pronunciation to Aanya, Aenya, Agna, Aina, Ainah, Ana, Anais, Anaya, Ania, Anna, Anya, Eanna, Eena, Enaya, Ennya, Enya, Iana, Inaya, Ioana, Iona, Oni, Oonah, Wanna, Yanna and Yoana. Other suggested similar names are Uda, Ula, Uma and Uta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Una.

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