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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. UR-sə-lə(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint 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.
DiminutivesUlla, Ursel, Uschi(German)
Other Languages & CulturesOrsolya(Hungarian) Orsola(Italian) Urszula, Ula(Polish) Úrsula(Portuguese) Uršula, Urška(Slovene) Úrsula(Spanish)
Same SpellingÚrsula, Uršula
User SubmissionsÚrsúla, Uršuľa


The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula by Hans Memling (1489)The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula by Hans Memling (1489)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  
Croatia: October 21 (as Uršula)
Estonia: October 21
Finland: October 21
Germany: October 21
Slovakia: October 21 (as Uršula)
Sweden: October 21


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