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What does Sula mean?

Sula Pronunciation of Sula [su-la] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Sula is "peace; little she-bear". Sula is an alternate spelling of Shulamith (Hebrew): composer Shulamit Ran. Sula is also a variation of Ursula (Scandinavian, Latin).

Associated with: peace, little.


Sula has 1 variant: Seula.

4 more related forms via Shulamith, Ursula: Orsa, Shula, Ulla and Ursa.

Creative forms:
(female) Silla, Sulaw, ..

(male) Sulay, Susha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sula Aisha (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sula?

Sula is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#46240 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sula reached its highest rank of #655 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sula name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sula outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. The only other popular varying form of Sula ranked in the Top 2000 is Ursula. These forms of Sula were popular as baby names a century ago, but now, the version Ursula has become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sula, Ursula in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sula and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sula is alike in pronunciation to Ceila, Cela, Celia, Cili, Cilia, Cilla, Salli, Sally, Seelia, Seila, Selia, Selie, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Suelo, Sylwia, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zila, Zilla, Zoela and Zola. Other suggested similar names are Ayla, Beula, Byla, Dela, Dila, Ela, Eula, Fila, Gala, Giula, Huela, Iola, Jola, Lala, Lela, Lila, Lula, Myla, Nola, Nula, Nyla, Ola, Oula, Pola, Sal, Salma, Sana, Sara, Selda, Selma, Sena, Sera, Shela, Shila, Shura, Shyla, Sile, Silja, Simla, Sina, Skyla, Suse, Susi, Suze, Sylva, Syma, Tola, Tula, Tulla and Yula. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sula.

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