ULYSSES
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: yoo-LIS-eez (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latin form of ODYSSEUS. It was borne by Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War, who went on to become an American president. Irish author James Joyce used it as the title of his book 'Ulysses' (1920), which loosely parallels Homer's epic the 'Odyssey'.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Ulyssa (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Odysseus (Greek Mythology), Ulisse (Italian), Ulisses (Portuguese), Ulises (Spanish)
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