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Urban

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How popular is the baby name Urban in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1886 11 0 11
1887 6 0 6
1888 10 0 10
1889 10 0 10
1890 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 12 0 12
1894 20 0 20
1895 7 0 7
1896 9 0 9
1897 17 0 17
1898 12 0 12
1899 12 0 12
1900 10 0 10
1901 11 0 11
1902 13 0 13
1903 10 0 10
1904 14 0 14
1905 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1908 11 0 11
1909 16 0 16
1910 13 0 13
1911 13 0 13
1912 39 0 39
1913 44 0 44
1914 64 0 64
1915 67 0 67
1916 92 0 92
1917 89 0 89
1918 87 0 87
1919 90 0 90
1920 88 0 88
1921 91 0 91
1922 73 0 73
1923 101 0 101
1924 104 0 104
1925 88 0 88
1926 54 0 54
1927 61 0 61
1928 66 0 66
1929 56 0 56
1930 52 0 52
1931 60 0 60
1932 38 0 38
1933 39 0 39
1934 34 0 34
1935 40 0 40
1936 31 0 31
1937 30 0 30
1938 28 0 28
1939 33 0 33
1940 23 0 23
1941 34 0 34
1942 27 0 27
1943 28 0 28
1944 16 0 16
1945 19 0 19
1946 19 0 19
1947 26 0 26
1948 27 0 27
1949 20 0 20
1950 13 0 13
1951 29 0 29
1952 16 0 16
1953 18 0 18
1954 12 0 12
1955 25 0 25
1956 13 0 13
1957 19 0 19
1958 25 0 25
1959 21 0 21
1960 23 0 23
1961 24 0 24
1962 10 0 10
1963 19 0 19
1964 16 0 16
1965 6 0 6
1966 11 0 11
1968 9 0 9
1969 6 0 6
1970 12 0 12
1971 9 0 9
1973 5 0 5
1976 6 0 6
1979 6 0 6
1980 9 0 9
1981 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
1986 9 0 9
1987 6 0 6
1988 10 0 10
1990 6 0 6
1991 6 0 6
1993 7 0 7
1994 8 0 8
1996 7 0 7
1998 5 0 5
2000 6 0 6
2001 6 0 6
2003 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2005 9 0 9
2006 11 0 11
2007 20 0 20
2008 21 0 21
2009 24 0 24
2010 30 0 30
2011 33 0 33
2012 34 0 34
2013 22 0 22
2014 24 0 24
2015 36 0 36

Fun Facts about the name Urban

  • How many people with the first name Urban have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,008 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 Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Urban: Your name in reverse order is Nabru. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nurba. 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.
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  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Schmitt
  • Holmes

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Urban" mean? The list below shows the origins of Urban as well as things modernly associated with the name Urban such as celebrities named Urban.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Urban

The name "Urban" is of Latin origin, and it means "From the City". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ur"ban
Senses
  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
  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, Slovak, Slovene, and Swedish

Other Inspirations for the Name Urban

Urban Bbq
Urban Decay
Urban Dictionary
Urban Heights Bethesda
Urban Institute
Urban Outfitters
Urban Evolution
Urban Igloo
Urban Butcher

Notable Persons With the Last Name Urban

Keith Urban

Keith Urban is a singer, songwriter, musician, and judge specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Keith was born in 1967 as Keith Lionel Urban| origin=Caboolture, Queensland, Australia in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.

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Karl Urban

Karl Urban is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Karl was born in 1972 as Karl-Heinz Urban in Wellington, New Zealand.

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What does the name Urban mean?

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Bis for busy, your never idle life.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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