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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. yoo-LIS-eez(American English)
YOOL-i-seez(British English)
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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.

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Feminine FormUlyssa(English)
Other Languages & CulturesUlysse(French) Odysseus(Greek Mythology) Ulisse(Italian) Ulisses(Portuguese) Ulises(Spanish)

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