Uwe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A West Frisian name of debated origin; possibly a short form of Germanic compound names beginning with *ob- "industrious" or Old High German agil- "sword" ( etymologically allied with Latin acutus, Indo-European root √ AK- = 'sharp'). The Scandinavian variant of Ove may have Old Norse origin.

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Uwe

  1. A male given name popular from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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