The Us of Ukrainian names

Female names:

Ulyana is the Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian form of Juliana, which ultimately derives from the Roman family name Iulianus. Its root may be the Greek word ioulos (downy-bearded), or it could be related to Jupiter (Iuppiter in Latin). Jupiter comes from the Indo–European root *Dyew-paterDyews means Zeus, and pater is father. In turn, Zeus derives from root *dyew- (“sky” or “shine”).

Male names:

Uilyam is the Ukrainian form of William, which comes from the Germanic name Willahelm (will helmet).


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