Called Eponyms, many words tell interesting tales about their origins.Wittingly or unwittingly, few people and places have left their names for posterity through words that were coined after them. These words are derived from the names of real, fictional, mythical or spurious persons, places or characters, although many of these Eponyms come from the persons surnames.

Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with U.

Utopia: Noun

An imaginary, perfect place or state

Utopia was the title of a book (1516) by Sir Thomas More. The word was coined from Greek ou (not) and topos (place). Utopian denotes an idealistic state or an idealistic reformer.

Uzi: Noun

A type of sub-machine gun

This term originated in the 1950s from Uziel Gal (1923-2002), the Israeli army officer who designed this weapon.

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