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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 0 Views | 🔊 8 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Olivia Musembi (Senior Content Writer)

Gender: Unisex

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: River of the painted bird...

Pronunciation: yoo-ruh-gweye, /ˈjʊər.ə.ɡweɪ/, Y ER AH G W EY

Popularity Rank: #141,537

On this page:

  • 1. Uruguay Meaning
  • 2. Uruguay Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Uruguay
  • 4. Translations of Uruguay
  • 5. Uruguay Name Popularity
  • 6. Famous People with Name Uruguay
  • 7. Uruguay Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Uruguay

Uruguay Meaning

Derived from the Guarani words 'y' meaning 'water' and 'uruguá' meaning 'river of the painted birds'. It refers to the Uruguay River that forms the country's western border.

Uruguay also means "River of the painted birds".

Uruguay is commonly found in Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, and 12 more countries.

Uruguay Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: yoo-ruh-gweye

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈjʊər.ə.ɡweɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: Y ER AH G W EY

Y: Pronounce as in "yes" (Y EH S)

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

G: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

W: Pronounce as in "we" (W IY)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Uruguay

Uruguay Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Uruguay is recorded 151 times globally, ranking it as the 141,537th most common name worldwide.

Uruguay is most prevalent in Uruguay, with 121 occurrences, making it the 1,097th most popular name in the country.

In Uruguay, the name Uruguay is found among 1 in every 997 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

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Famous People with Name Uruguay

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Uruguay Name Poster

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