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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ÜBERMACHT     German
Same given to someone with a lot of power.
UCHIDA     Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within" and 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field". ... [more]
UCHIYAMA     Japanese
Means "inner mountain" in Japanese, from 内 (uchi) "internal" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
UCLÉS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Hindi, Telugu, Pakistani, Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion", in most cases referring to Islam.
UEKI     Japanese
Means "planted tree".
UESUGI     Japanese
Ue ("Upper") + Sugi ("Cedar Tree").
UGALDE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Larrabetzu or the one in the municipality of Okondo.
UHARTE     Basque
Variant of Ugarte.
UHLER     German
Uhler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kastellaun, whose seat is in the like-named town.
UHLMANN     German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal ‘inherited property’.
ULAK     Bosnian
From Turkish ulak, "a messenger".
ULATOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
ULENSPEGEL     Low German, Literature
This is the name of Dyl Ulenspegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore, possibly meaning "owl mirror".
ULIBARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lana.
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
ULLOA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
ULMER     German
German surname meaning "from the city of Ulm".
ULRICH     German
Derived from the personal name Ulrich.
ULSHAFER     German
Altered form of ULSHÖFER.
ULSHÖFER     German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ilshofen (old form Ulleshoven), near Schwäbisch Hall.
ULVAEUS     Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a latinization of Ulfsäter, a combination of Swedish ulv "wolf" and säter "mountain pasture". Björn Ulvaeus (b. 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer and former member of ABBA.
ULVESTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
ULYANOV     Russian
Means "son of Ulyan". This was the birth surname of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
UMBLE     English
Variant of Humble.
UMBURTER     Tiv
Means, "Remember the father". Father also used in the context of God.
UMEDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
UMEHARA     Japanese
梅原 - "Umehara" meaning field of plums / 原 - "hara" meaning "field" / 梅 - "ume" meaning "plum"
UMEZAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 梅 (ume) "plum" and 澤 or 沢 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
UMIASTOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
UMON     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 右 (u, yuu, migi) meaning "right" or 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
UÑALIVIA     Spanish (Rare)
Has no specific meaning but it was a rare spanish name
UNDERBERG     Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
UNDIRMARE     Indian
Marathi name meaning "mice killer"
UNGER     German
German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary, from the ethnic term Unger ‘Hungarian’ ... [more]
UNGUREANU     Romanian
Means "from Hungary" / "Hungarian"
UNNIKRISHNAN     Indian, Malayalam
Means "Lord Krishna" or "young Krishna", a combination of the title and given name ഉണ്ണി (uṇṇi) meaning "infant boy, young boy" and the name of Krishna, Hindu deity.
UNTERREINER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under meaning ‘under’ + rein meaning ‘ridge’.
UNTHANK     English
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc (literally "without consent").
UNTZAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
UNWIN     English
From the Old English male personal name Hūnwine, literally "bearcub-friend" (later confused with Old English unwine "enemy"). Bearers include British publisher Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) and "Professor" Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), South African-born British purveyor of comical nonsense language.
ÚNZAGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Untzaga.
UNZUETA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Untzueta.
UPHAM     English
"enclosure surrounded by water"
UPPARA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
UPSHUR     English
Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp "up" and scir "district". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw.
URBAN     English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
URBANE     Latvian
Latvian form of Urban.
URBANOWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Urban.
URBAŃSKI     Polish
habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
URBEN     Swiss
URDANEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
URDANEGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Urdanegi.
URDUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
URENDA     Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIE     Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
URKIAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill that is in fact the northernmost one in Navarre.
URQUIAGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Urkiaga.
URREA     Aragonese (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Urreya.
URREYA     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Urreya de Gayén or Urreya de Xalón.
URRITZOLA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
URRIZOLA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Urritzola.
URRUTIA     Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URRUTIGOITI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Montori, located in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
URSU     Romanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
URSÚA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Urtsua.
URSUYA     Basque (Parisianized)
Parisianized form of Urtsua.
URTSUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
URUSOV     Russian
From Slavic urush which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.
URZĘDOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Urzędów.
USANZA     Italian (Rare)
"custom, customary" Italian
USECHE     Basque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
USELTON     English
Perhaps a variant of Osselton, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
UTECH     German
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
UTHMAN     Nigerian
From the given name Uthman.
UTSUNOMIYA     Japanese
This surname is used as either 宇都宮 or 宇津宮 with 宇 (u) meaning "eaves, heaven, house, roof", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis", 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port" and 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess, Shinto shrine."... [more]
UXBRIDGE     English
Place in England. Like Enfield.
UZARK     ?
UZARSKI     Polish
Either means "nobility" or "servant of nobility"
UZUMAKI     Japanese (Rare)
This name combines 渦 (ka, uzu) meaning "eddy, vortex, whirlpool" or 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick" with 巻 (kan, ken, maki, ma.ki, ma.ku) meaning "book, coil, part, roll up, scroll, tie, volume, wind up."... [more]
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