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What does Tula mean?

Tula Pronunciation of Tula [tu-la] as a name for girls is of Native American Indian derivation, and Tula means "leaping water". Tula is a version of Tallulah (Native American Indian). Tula is also a variation of Tulia (Spanish, Latin): from an ancient Roman family name.

Associated with: water.


Tula has 10 variants: Talley, Tallie, Tally, Toolia, Toolya, Toulia, Toulya, Tulla, Tullia and Tulya.

3 more alternative forms via Tallulah, Tulia: Tallula, Talula and Talulla.

Creative forms:
(female) Tala, Tilla, ..

(male) Tulan, Turo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tula Yoselin (T.Y.), ..

How popular is Tula?

Tula is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3923 out of 4276, Top 92%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#55609 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tula reached its peak position of #1055 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. The only other popular alternative form of Tula is Tallulah (#1457 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Tula was well-received among parents in 2015 (average #1728).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tula, Tallulah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tula is pronounced similarly to Tahlia, Talea, Taleah, Tali, Talia, Taliah, Talie, Tallia, Tallya, Talya, Tayla, Teela, Tilli, Tilly, Tola, Tully, Tuwyla, Twila, Twilla, Twyla, Twylla, Tyla and Tylee. Other suggested similar names are Beula, Byla, Cala, Cela, Ela, Eula, Fila, Hala, Huela, Ila, Kala, Kyla, Lala, Lela, Lila, Lula, Lyla, Myla, Nula, Oula, Sela, Shula, Sula, Tal, Tama, Tara, Tasa, Taura, Taya, Tecla, Tekla, Telka, Tera, Tesa, Thea, Thia, Tilda, Tina, Tisa, Toia, Toya, Trule, Truly, Tsila, Tunna, Tyra, Tzila, Ula, Vala, Yula, Yulla and Zila. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tula.

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