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, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Swedish 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.