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Girl Name: Una

Name: Una
Pronunciation: \u-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: one
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Agnes
Sounds Like: Ina, Ena, Ana, Yna
Similar Names: Uda, Ula, Uma, Uta
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1259


Una \u-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced OO-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Una is "one". Also a phonetic spelling of Unah (Irish), meaning "hunger" or "lamb". In Edmund Spenser's 16th century epic poem "The Faerie Queen", the heroine of the first book is Una. She symbolizes truth, unity, and the one, true (Anglican) church.

For more information, see also the related name Agnes.

Baby names that sound like Una are Ina, Ena, Ana and Yna. Other similar baby names are Uda, Ula, Uma and Uta.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Una.


Una is a very popular first name for women (#1259 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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