We search a large scrabble dictionary for scrabble words starting with u - we take the letter or word you enter, and generate all words starting with U.In addition there is a list of Words that end with u, words that contain u.Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays 'The Barber of Seville' (1775), 'The Marriage of Figaro' (1784) and 'The Guilty Mother' (1792).Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own nickname and would have been pronounced in a similar way.The name was given to her by a passerby who found the young orphan on the street.Hugo may have intended it to be a derivative of the French word enfant "child".From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan". It was popularized in the 1980s by a character on the soap opera 'Dynasty'.
It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a slave martyred with her master Perpetua in Carthage.
A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth. In Irish legend Fiachra was one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.