Usage Italian (Rare)
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Meaning & History
Diminutive of Orsola. See also its latinized form Ursulina and the Italian surname Orsolini. Bearers include the blessed Orsolina of Parma (1375-1410), an Italian virgin and visionary, also known as Ursulina; the 16th-century Italian noblewoman Orsolina della Penna, a mistress of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor; Orsolina "la Rossa", a peasant woman convicted of witchcraft at Modena in 1539; Italian poet and writer Orsolina Pace Mazzarese (b. 1907); and Italian papyrologist Orsolina Montevecchi (1911-2009).