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Urbanus ultimately comes from urbs meaning city.
wiswina  12/10/2005
Urban is a Czech surname, not a given name. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/19/2006
You could name twins Urban and Rural!
cooliecool  8/3/2006
This is the name I chose for my son. Upon first hearing it, many people express dismay and confusion, but once people get used to it, they really seem to like it. In Poland, Urban is a surname. It is sentiment of many in my culture (Highlanders of Poland's Tatra Mountains) that this name is often used to describe someone with big ears.
ivessevi  6/3/2007
Keith Urban, the country singer. I always thought his last name was made up. Guess not.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2007
This is a ridiculous name. Rednecks come to mind, actually. The name sounds asinine in any language, not just English.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
Pope Urban II was the Pope who launched the famous Crusades of the Middle Ages.
Lady Seashell  5/21/2008
This name makes me think of metrosexuals -- and that's not a bad thing.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2008
In my opinion, this is an extremely strange and unusual name, in English at least, anyway. :/
walesgal92  9/7/2010
Urban Meyer was the former coach of the University of Florida Gators football team.
kazoopilot  8/9/2011
In Sweden "ropa på Urban" (call for Urban) is sometimes used as a slang phrase for barfing, because it's said to sound like "uuuuurrbbb'nnn". :)
Caprice  9/27/2012
I have to add: Although "ropa på Urban" can be Swedish slang for vomiting, it's more common to say "ropa på Ulrik". You can also say "ringa till Rolf" (make a phone call to Rolf), btw...
Caprice  5/25/2017
Urban is also the form of Urbanus in the following countries:

- Bulgaria, where it is spelled as Урбан
- Croatia
- Czech Republic
- Macedonia, where it is spelled as Урбан
- Romania
- Russia, where it is spelled as Урбан
- Slovakia
- Ukraine, where it is spelled as Урбан

Also, in reply to the earlier comment that claims that Urban is solely a surname in the Czech Republic: that is not true. Perhaps it is virtually unused in this day and age, but as a surname it is patronymic, meaning that bearers are descended from someone who carried Urban as a first name. Apart from that, all eight popes that were named Urbanus are typically referred to as Urban in Czech, so Urban really is used as a first name in the Czech Republic. Perhaps an archaic first name, but it's incorrect to say that the name has only ever existed as a surname in the Czech Republic.
Lucille  2/13/2013
I HATE this used as a name because in English it's considered only a word.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
Urban Dictionary, a Web-based dictionary.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
The name Urban was given to 36 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  7/6/2016
Keith Urban
Matt Urban
Joseph Urban
Craig Urban Amy Reserve.
cw4urban  2/2/2017
Lets keep this as a surname.
Luvbug86  8/17/2017
My husband's last name is Urban. His great grandparents came to the US from Czechoslovakia to LaGrange, Texas. He is full blooded Czech. This area (central Texas) was settled by both Germans and Czechs. Urban is a fairly common Czech surname.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2018
I actually like this name a little bit. I don't love it so much as to use it, but it is quite interesting to me in a sort of guilty pleasure way.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2018

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