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Type Settlement
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. OO-meh-aw(Swedish)
OO-meh(local dialect)
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Other Forms FormsUme (dialectal form), Ubmeje (Ume Sami), Upmeje (Southern Sami)

Meaning & History

From the name of the Ume River. Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river. Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed".
Added 1/29/2017 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 9/11/2021 by Beautiful Victory