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Origin and Meaning

1) Baltic (esp. Lithuanian) short form of Dorothea [1] [2] [3]

2) In Germany sometimes (erroneously [1]) interpreted as a short form of Old High German names beginning with Ort- (see ODD) [4]

3) In Norwegian and Danish sometimes misinterpreted as being related to the vocabulary word urt = 'herb' [5]

Related Names

Urte Danish Norwegian Swedish


Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Urte
Genitive: Urtes
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Urte
Genitive: Urtes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Urte
Genitive: Urtes


Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Urte (f) Sources: [6][7][8][9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  5. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2022).
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi