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What does Urban mean?

Urban Pronunciation of Urban [ur-ban] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Urban is "from the city". The modern word "urbane" is from the same root. A name used by eight popes.

Associated with: modern.


Urban has 5 variants: Urbain, Urbaine, Urbane, Urbano and Urbanus.

1 feminine form: Urbana.

Creative forms:
(male) Ulban, Umban, ..

(female) Urbani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Urban Kye (U.K.), ..

How popular is Urban?

Urban is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1630 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Urban reached its peak position of #662 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Urban name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Urban outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alban, Aran, Arian, Arlan, Arman, Arnan, Arran, Auban, Boban, Bran, Brian, Bryan, Eban, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Fran, Frean, Laban, Oran, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Orran, Roban, Uria, Uriah, Urias and Urson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Urban.

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