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
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
1095 Urbani (gen) CartNDSaintes V, Urbanus (nom) ibid. V; 1378 Urbani (gen) hanquetvol1 369, Urbano (abl) ibid. 369
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; 1449 Urbano (nom) VitAs2 VIII; 1464 Urbanus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
Latvia
Middle Low German
1479 Urban Mettig1892 p. 7
Spain
Latin
11thC Urbanus (nom) CDCB-XV MMCCIV
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Urban". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Urban.