Uwe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 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 acūtus, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp)). The Scandinavian variant Ove may have Old Norse origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːvə/
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Proper noun[edit]

Uwe m (proper noun, strong, genitive Uwes)

  1. a male given name, popular from the 1930s to the 1970s