Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Urban m. Latin urbanus 'of the city; courteous; witty, urbane'.

The name of seven pre-1600 popes, including a 3rd C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Vrban.

Austria
Latin
1091 Urbani (gen) UrkStyria 86
England
Walloon
1594 Vrbain RWC p. 32
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Vrban Tiik1977 p. 288
1592 Vrry Tiik1977 p. 288
Early Modern Swedish
1564 Urbas (nom) Hiiumaa p. 81; 1565 Wrbanus (nom) ibid. p. 81
France
Latin
1093 Urbani (gen) CartSPL1 VIII; 1095 Urbani (gen) CartNDSaintes V, Urbanus (nom) ibid. V; 1378 Urbani (gen) hanquetvol1 369, Urbano (abl) ibid. 369; 1465 Urbano (abl) MHCG2 232
Middle French
1404 Urbain HistHdVParis no. 4
Germany
Early New High German
1497 Urban Nurn1497 810
Italy
Latin
1186 Urbani (gen) POSDu II, Urbanus (nom) KD-1 no. 1, POSDu II; 1261 Vrbanus (nom) FRA-XXXL 210; 1262 Urbanus (nom) hennes-vol1 194; 1263 Urbanus (nom) HAP p. 363; 1449 Urbano (nom) VitAs2 VIII; 1464 Urbanus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1488 Urbano (abl) MHCG2 248
Italian
1513x1521 Urbano LeoX p. 26
Latvia
Middle Low German
1479 Urban Mettig1892 p. 7
Spain
Latin
11thC Urbanus (nom) CDCB-XV MMCCIV
Sweden
Early Modern Swedish
1586 Urban (nom) HGS p. 159
Switzerland
Middle French
1550 Urbain MHCG2 321; 1553 Urban ibid. 329
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Urban". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Urban.