All about the vowels! Cool baby names that begin with A, E, I, O and U

Can I buy a vowel or five please? Vowels may be greatly outnumbered in the English alphabet but they pack a pretty powerful punch when it comes to producing the perfect name for baby.

Girl or boy, we’ve found plenty of names starting with A, E, I, O, U and some even packed to the brim with them.

Whether they be short and sweet like Ava, Isla and Ura, or curl on the tongue such as Emilio, Ophelia and Ulyanna, they hold a certain kind of moniker magic.

There are those with biblical origins – Isaac, Immanuel and Eve – that have stood the test of time.

Then there are names such as Emily, Andrew and Anna that seem to make it onto almost every roll-call list because they are simply timeless.

Check out some of our favourites.

A

Girls

Ava

Abigail

Amelia

Anna

Alison (couldn’t help myself)

Boys

Aidan

Aaron

Andrew

Antonio

Adrian

E

Girls

Ella

Eve

Eleanor

Ebony

Emily

Boys

Elijah

Ezekiel

Ethan

Elliott

Emilio

I

Girls

Isla

Isabella

Imogen

Iliana

Ivy

Boys

Isaac

Ian

Isaiah

Immanuel

Ignatius

O

Girls

Olena

Olivia

Oriana

Ophelia

Ohanna

Boys

Oliver

Oscar

Owen

Olaf

Orlando

U

Girls

Ursula

Una

Ulla

Ulyanna

Uma

Boys

Ulric

Urian

Ulfred

Ura

Unwin

If you need more inspiration, check out 40 beautiful Italian baby names, from a country where names sound like a one-word poem – again probably thanks to glorious vowels.

Alison Balding

Alison Balding

Alison is a journalist and mum to an energetic, superhero-obsessed, three-year-old boy and wife to her high school sweetheart turned Sydney firefighter. When she isn't burning dinner or walking on the beach near her home on the NSW south coast, she is watching Octonauts on repeat. Going to the movies without having to share her choc top is her idea of bliss.

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