Urban name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Urban

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ur"ban
  1. Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population.
  2. Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.

Etymology: L. urbanus belonging to the �ity or town, refined, polished, fr. urbs urbis, a city: cf. F. urbain. Cf. Urbane

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Located in or characteristic of a city or city life ("urban property owners", "urban affairs", and "urban manners")
  2. Relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area ("urban sociology" and "urban development")

Latin Urbānus, name of eight early popes, from urbānus (“of the town or city, urbane”).

  1. (uncommon) A male given name from Latin
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. An early Christian, also Urbane and Urbanus in various versions of the Bible. (biblical character)

Urban was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Urban

Notable Persons Named Urban

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer is a college coach. Urban was born on July 10th, 1964 in Toledo, Ohio.

Urban II

Urban II was a pope. He breathed his last breath on July 29th, 1099.

Urban VIII

Urban VIII was a pope. Urban was born on April 5th, 1568. He left this life on July 29th, 1644.

Urban VII

Urban VII was a pope. Urban was born on August 4th, 1521. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1590.

Urban VI

Urban VI was a pope. He breathed his last breath on October 15th, 1389.

Urban V

Urban V was a pope. He left this life on December 19th, 1370.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Urban

Notable Persons With the Last Name Urban

Karl Urban

Karl Urban is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Karl was given the name Karl-Heinz Urban on June 7th, 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a country pop, pop rock, and country music musician. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Keith was given the name Keith Lionel Urban on October 26th, 1967 in Whangarei.

Matt Louis Urban

Matt Louis Urban is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.

Tim Urban

Tim Urban is an acoustic music and pop rock singer, actor, and singing. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Piano, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy Joseph Urban on May 1st, 1989 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.

Melissa Hartwig

Melissa Hartwig is a sports nutritionist and author. Melissa was given the name Melissa Urban on March 4th, 1974 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Mark Urban

Mark Urban is a bbc correspondent and military historian. Mark was given the name Mark L. Urban in 1961 in Marylebone, London, England.

  • Joseph Urban
  • Jerzy Urban
  • Rudolf von Urban
  • Jan Urban
    Soccer Player
  • Peter Urban
  • Rudolf Urban
    Soccer Player
  • Milo Urban
  • Heinrich Urban
  • Terry Urban
  • Karl von Urban
  • Ignatz Urban
  • C. Emlen Urban
  • Luke Urban
  • Luboš Urban
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Urban U.S.
  White 91.96% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Urban

People with the last name Urban are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Urban

  • How Popular is the name Urban? Urban is the 5,237th most popular name of all time. As a last name Urban was the 1,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Urban have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,140 babies born with the first name Urban in the United States. That's more than enough people named Urban to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Urban? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Urban first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Urban is Saturday, January 17th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Urban born? The highest recorded use of the first name Urban was in 1924 with a total of 104 babies.
  • Random Urban Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Urban is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Missouri have the same name in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Urban: The name spelled backwards is Nabru. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Baurn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Urban? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,058 people with the last name Urban.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Urban? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Urban as their last name.
  • Urban name meaning

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