Place Names Starting with U
UPTON (Settlement) English
From Old English upp
"up" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of various towns in England.
URAL (Region & River) Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral
meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.
URUK (Settlement) Akkadian, English
From Sumerian 𒌷 (uru)
meaning "city". This was the name of a city-state of ancient Sumer (later Akkad and Babylonia). It was inhabited until the time of the Islamic conquest of the area.