PRONOUNCED: UR-sə-lə (English), UR-syə-lə (English) [key]
Meaning & History
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive
form of the Latin word ursa
Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
MASCULINE FORM: Ursus (Late Roman)
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