With the “stay at home” order in many parts of the world right now, due to the Coronavirus, we all have a lot of extra time on our hands. This year we will need that extra time, because the letter U is a tough one, that will need a lot of research and thought! I look forward to your ideas. Have fun!
This will be the 8th year that I have made this post. This is a “fun” only post where any of you can suggest names for the 2019 foals born in the Pryors. Of course, like on all the previous years, I can not guarantee that they will be used, but it will be fun to list them, and I do know that whenever a foal is born, I come to this post to look at all of the suggestions. And if you can, please include the meaning for the name, it would be very helpful to know that.
In 2000, the BLM started using a letter for each year of foals, starting with A. This year is the U year. So please feel free to list your ideas in the comment section of this post. To read more about this system and why we use names, please refer to my Name Game post that I did in 2013. Click on Name Game to go there.
I am looking forward to reading all of your suggestions. If someone else has already posted your name idea, please list it again anyway. It will be fun to see what the most popular name suggestions are!
Please stay healthy and safe!
32 thoughts on “2020 Name Game, The “U” Year”
U is such a challenging letter, but here it goes: Utah, Ulysses, Uma, Ursula.
Thank you Terry!!
Utku – victorious
Usha – daybreak
Usher – attendant
Uther – terrible or abhorrent
Ute – riches
Urbana – the one who lives in the city
Urban/Urbain – city person
Urian – one with a privileged background
Ursula – strong as a little bear
Ula – strong as a little bear
Uranus – divine
Urania – divine
Umberto – bright fighter
Umeko – child of a plum
Uma – mother
Uliana – soft-haired
Ulla – powerful and prosperous
Udom – principled
Ugo – intelligent
Unathi – he is with us
Upendo – Indra’s younger brother
Upenyu – life
Usaama – description of a lion
Urafiki – friendship
Unika – light up
Uzima – one who full of life
Ubwa – delicate, young
Umi – life
Unega – white
Urika – useful
Utina- woman of my country
Here are a few: Ultra, Ultimate, Umpire, Una, Uno, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Upscale
Uriel pronounced OOR-eee-el Flame of God, angel of light (Hebrew) male
Uma splendor or tranquility (Sanskrit) female
Uda wealthy female (Old English) (variant of Udele)
Unique only one (Latin)female
Uziel strength and power (Hebrew) male
Uri my light, my flame (Hebrew) male
Usher river mouth (Latin) male
Ursuline or Ursula Little She Bear (Latin/Scandinavian) female
Una remember (Hopi) female
Unega white (Cherokee) female
Utina woman of my country (Native American origin) female
Unaduti woolly head (Cherokee) male
Uzumati grizzly bear (Miwok) male
U’ilani heavenly beauty or royal beauty (Hawaiian) male or female
Ulyana form of Juliana (Russian or Ukraine) female
Ume Japanese apricot or plum sign of spring, ward against evil (Japanese) female
Unity (English) female
Utu sun (Sumerian mythology) male
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!!
Urraca (Spanish name meaning magpie)
Umbra (Greek, meaning shadow or shade)
Urquhart (the castle above Loch Ness)
Ursa (Latin for bear, could also refer to the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor constellations)
Unakite (a granite based mineral partially made up of feldspar and quartz)
Uther (from the Arthurian legends)
Ok i did a bit more research so offically here my suggestions
Ursula :which litterally means little bear and was a also a christian martyr who died for her faith, so all in all a brave name
Uranus: The father of the titans in greek mythology, also meaning sky, and its also the name of our third largest planet of our solar system and since we have many horses with names relative to sky and stars it could be useful,even for a cloud descendant
Unega: means white in cherokee and propably only be suited for palomino foals but i suggest it anyway
Ulysees: the greek name of Odysseus and again we have some horses with mythological themes
Usoa: a spanish word for dove, and if by any chance Manuelita gives birth to a filly it would be fitting because her mother is Dove and grandmother is Phoenix to keep the bird thing going on, it would also fit with a Niobrara filly if she is pregnant with a filly to much with her brother Thunderbird
And thats about it, i had a lot of time with the quarantine, i hope i was of any help and stay strong everyone!!!
Some of Swahili origin:
Uhuru = freedom
Upepo = wind, breeze (could fit for a foal in Cloud’s lineage to continue the weather theme)
Uchao = dawn
Umande = dew (could fit for a foal in Cloud’s lineage to continue the weather theme)
Upendo/Upenzi = love
Usiku = night
Uzuri = brilliance, beauty, goodness
Some of Swahili origin:
Umande: dew (could fit for a foal in Cloud’s lineage to continue the weather theme)
Uzuri: beauty, brilliance, goodness
Upepo: wind (could also fit for a foal in Cloud’s lineage to continue the weather theme)
One I did not see that immediately came to mind: Uluru, the indigenous name of Ayers Rock, the large red sandstone formation in Australia considered sacred by the Aboriginal people! On my bucket list! 🙂
Thank you Amelie!!
Others have mentioned these, but Ursula, Ursa, Ulysses are some of my favorites from the previous suggestions.
Hi my name is Megan Henderson and I have been following your blog for 3 and 1\2 years. I have a couple of names for the game.
These are Gaelic:
Ula- Strong as a little bear
Ursala- Strong as a little bear
Ulrika- Powerful and prosperous
Ubon- Lotus flower
Ulianna- Soft haired
Ulla- Powerful and prosperous
Undine- From the waves
Unice- Victory of goodness
Ulrik- Rich heritage
Uk- Sunrise (gender neutral)
Ulloriaq- Star like, for a colt of Morning Star heritage
Umberto- Bright fighter
Umut- Full of hope (gender neutral)
Unn- The beloved one (gender neutral)
Uriah- God’s light
Uriel- God’s light
Uziah- God is my strength
Ujarak- Like a rock
Thank you so much for following me! Love the names!
Unless we missed it, we didn’t see this name suggestion –“Unique.”
Thank you !
Uli- From a noble land (Teutonic)
Ulalia- Bright mind, Bright spirit (German)
Ursa- God is my light (Hebrew)
Una- Noble leader (German)
Ulmer- Glory (Norse)
Ulfred- Jewel of the ocean (Celtic)
Ulric- Strong willed, determined (German)
Ura- Precious stone, jewel (Sandskrit)
Urbana for the the Phantom filly, since phantoms are common in urban legends.
Here are some more that I don’t think have been mentioned:
Irish names and words:
Uaine (f) “OO in yeh, WAN yeh” – green
Uinsean (m) “In-shin” Vincent from Latin Vincent – conquering
Úna (f) “OO na” Una, Oona, Oonagh, Agnes, Winifred – possibly, “lamb.”
Uisce “Oishka” – water
Urnaí “Ornly” – prayer
Spanish and Basque names
Urraca (f) – Leonese noblewoman, including Queen Urraca the Reckless
Uxío/a (m/f) ” oo SHE o / oo SHE a” – Galician form of Eugene/ia meaning noble
Uxue (f) “oo SHOO eh” – Popular Basque girls name – dove
Olena Uutai – Shamanistic singer who does an AMAZING horse impression
Veronica Usholik – Inuit throat singer with impressive technique
Umber – form of rust
Umber – very brown pigment
Ultramarine – blue pigment, famously expensive
Umbra – shadow, esp. an eclipse
Ulalume (f) – from Edgar Allen Poe
Urassaya (f) – means daughter in Thai, nickname is Yaya
Those are great! Thank you so much!
Found a few more good ones.
Ultan (m) – St. Ultan, saint who cared for orphans during a plague, patron saint of pediatricians
Spanish and Basque names:
Unai (m) “oo NYE” – common Basque meaning shepherd or cowboy
Uranga (surname) “oo RAAN gah” – water
Ulbaldesca (f) – St. Ulbadesca Tacicini – Italian nun who performed miracles, has a church in Malta
Ubaldo (m) – St. Ubaldo, patron saint famous for being a model monk associated with miracles, bishop in Umbria
Urania (f) – Muse of astronomy
Umbria – famous region in central Italy
Uribarri – city in Spanish Basque Country
Luiz de Unzaga (surname) “oo ZAAN gah” – maybe from Ignacio meaning fire, Luiz de Unzaga was a Cuban governor who stopped the “wanton destruction of the forests by people who wanted to use them for timber”, most notably protecting the cedars
Fyodor Ushakov – super famous Russian naval officer who never lost a battle or ship, patron saint with several ships, buildings, a medal, and a small planet named after him
Using Un or Una for names. ie:
Una Luna – a moon, also a song title
Nobody say … U.S.A for a name ?
So my list is
* Une de Mai
Thank you! No, USA is a new one! 🙂