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Urte is a female first name occurring mainly in Germany.

Origin and meaning of the name[edit]

The origin and meaning of Urte is uncertain, but there are at least six theories:

  • It comes from Baltic and means handy with a sword
  • It is a Basque form of Ruth
  • It is from the Danish word for herbs
  • It is a modification of Urd
  • It is a Baltic short form of Dorothea
  • It is a short form of Ortrud

Given names[edit]

Other instances[edit]

Urte is also a common noun in Basque meaning "year":

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