Given Name ULYSSES

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: yoo-LIS-eez (American English), YOOL-i-seez (British English)  [details]

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 FORM: Ulyssa (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ulysse (French), Odysseus (Greek Mythology), Ulisse (Italian), Ulisses (Portuguese), Ulises (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017