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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. UR-sə-lə(English)
UR-syoo-lə(English)
UWR-zoo-la(German)
OOR-soo-lah(Finnish)
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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.
VariantUrsella(English)
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

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

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