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.
UZBEKISTAN (Country) English, Russian, Ukrainian
From Uzbek O'zbekiston
, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek
(which is probably in part from Turkic beg
meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan)
meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.