Uma - A very unique female name

  Dec 08,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Uma, meaning nation, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1966 on position #2598. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Uma and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Uma? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Uma. The baby girl name Uma was given to 33 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2428 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 42,826 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Uma peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 2032.

Famous with this name

Uma Thurman
Uma Padmanabhan
Uma Fritze

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Rating: 4/5 (8 people)

Uma is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Uma is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #1,010 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,022.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Uma is where you live.

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Uma origin and meaning

Uma is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means nation. To see famous people named Uma, pop culture references for the name Uma and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Uma

We've found the following names that sound similar to Uma, sorted by popularity.

Una / Uyen / Umeno /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)

Chart position per state (visualized)

Chart position per year (table view)

Year Rank

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
New York1010
New Jersey1361

Even more about Uma

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Uma a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Uma?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Popularity Score™

Name Uma
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 42,826
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1966
2012 births +33

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