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Also Czech (albeit rare to the point of becoming archaic): https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban
https://krestnijmeno.prijmeni.cz/search.php?name=Urban&t=1
Frollein Gladys  6/17/2019
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This name is quite silly.
kayisforkeen  8/18/2018
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Means twins. My mother was a twin. My Thai girlfriend is a twin. My twin is Keith Urban.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2018
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My name is Craig Joseph Urban. My father was Joseph Urban. My grandfather was Joseph Urban.
My uncle was Matt Urban. I am a retired cw4 US army. Plus GS 12 DOD civilian. Quartermaster corps. Guess I am a warrior. Still alive and kicking.
Urbanc  7/18/2018
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I cannot help that my name is Craig Joseph Urban. Regular army retired and my father was named Joseph Urban and my grandfather as well was named Joseph Urban. Plus, there's my uncle Matt Urban from Buffalo New York. I was born just south of Buffalo in Cuba, New York near the Urban highway.
Urbanc  6/26/2018
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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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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
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Lets keep this as a surname.
Luvbug86  8/17/2017
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Keith Urban
Matt Urban
Joseph Urban
Craig Urban Amy Reserve.
cw4urban  2/2/2017
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The name Urban was given to 36 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  7/6/2016
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I HATE this used as a name because in English it's considered only a word.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
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Urban Dictionary, a Web-based dictionary.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2014
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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
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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
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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
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Urban Meyer was the former coach of the University of Florida Gators football team.
kazoopilot  8/9/2011
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In my opinion, this is an extremely strange and unusual name, in English at least, anyway. :/
walesgal92  9/7/2010
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This name makes me think of metrosexuals -- and that's not a bad thing.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2008
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Pope Urban II was the Pope who launched the famous Crusades of the Middle Ages.
Lady Seashell  5/21/2008
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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
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Keith Urban, the country singer. I always thought his last name was made up. Guess not.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2007
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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
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You could name twins Urban and Rural!
cooliecool  8/3/2006
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Urban is a Czech surname, not a given name. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/19/2006
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Urbanus ultimately comes from urbs meaning city.
wiswina  12/10/2005

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