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

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesUlla, Ursel, Uschi(German)
Other Languages & CulturesUrsule(French) Orsolya(Hungarian) Orsola(Italian) Urszula, Ula(Polish) Úrsula(Portuguese) Uršula, Ula, Urška(Slovene) Úrsula(Spanish)
Same SpellingÚrsula, Uršula
User SubmissionsÚrsúla, Ùrsula, Uršuľa



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

People think this name is

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Name Days

Denmark: October 21
Estonia: October 21
Finland: October 21
Germany: October 21
Slovakia: October 21 (as Uršuľa)
Sweden: October 21


Entry updated April 25, 2021