Usage History (Ecclesiastical)
Other Forms FormsUlphe, Olfe, Wulfe, Wolfia, Wulfia
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Meaning & History
Saint Ulphia of Amiens was said to be a young girl living on the banks of the Noye who became a hermit at what would become Saint-Acheul, near Amiens in the Kingdom of the Franks, under the spiritual direction of Saint DOMITIUS. At the end of her life, she formed and directed a community of religious women at Amiens. Her name is derived from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz "wolf".