Urn Words, Terms, and Synonyms: The Confusing Language of Cremation Urns

Last Updated on August 19, 2016

If you’re searching on the internet for an urn, chances are that you will see products with all sorts of descriptions that will make you wonder if you’re searching for the right thing. Terms like:

Cremation Urns
Funeral Urns
Burial Urns
Crematorium Urns
Funerary Urns
Cemetery Urns
Urns for Ashes
Urn Box
Urn Container

The simple answer is that all of these terms are describing the same sort of product: a container, whether it is a box or vase, whether it is made from wood, ceramic clay, bronze, porcelain, stone, marble, etc., intended to hold the cremated remains (the official term is “cremains”) of a deceased individual.

In other words, all those terms mean “urn”.

At Urns Northwest, we use many of these terms to describe our urns not to confuse, but to help you find what you’re looking for. If you search for “funeral urns“, we’ll try to use that phrase in our description of our “cremation urns” to let you know that you’re on the right track, even though we use a different name to describe the urns. If you search for an “urn box”, we want you to know that the “funeral urn” you’re looking at is the same thing.

If you have any questions about the details of our urns, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer your questions via phone or email and help you find what you’re looking for.

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