Given Name URS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: German
PRONOUNCED: UWRS   [details]

Meaning & History

German form of the Latin name Ursus, which meant "bear". Saint Ursus was a 3rd-century soldier in the Theban Legion who was martyred with Saint Victor. He is the patron saint of Solothurn in Switzerland.

Categories

bears, martyrs, saints
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Orso (Italian), Ursus (Late Roman)