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PronouncedPron.yoo-LIS-eez American English
YOOL-i-seez British English

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'.
Feminine FormUlyssa English
Other Languages & CulturesUlysse French Odysseus Greek Mythology Ulisse Italian Ulisses Portuguese Ulises Spanish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017