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

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Urdu

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ur"du
The language more generally called Hindustanee.

Etymology: Hind. urdū

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script

From Persian اردو (ordu), from Proto-Turkic *ordu (“army, camp”) ( > Azeri ordu, Turkish ordu, Turkmen oorda). Compare horde.

  1. An Indo-Aryan language with native speakers mainly in Pakistan and North India.

Urdu was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, and Malay

Notable Persons Named Urdu

Urdu poet of Post-Mughal era was a ghazal, nazm, naat, and hamd poet. Urdu was born in 1828 in Lucknow. Urdu is also known as Amir Minai and Amir Meenai. He passed away on October 13th, 1900.


Fun Facts about the name Urdu

  • How unique is the name Urdu? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Urdu was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Urdu: Your name in reverse order is Udru. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rduu. How do you pronounce that?

What Urdu's Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Urdu born Nov 16, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.