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What does Ulla mean?

Ulla /ul-la/ as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ulla is "will, determination". Also possibly short for Ulrica.


Ulla has 2 variants: Oula and Ula.

Related girl name: Ursula.

Ulla has 4 more relations via Ulrica: Rica, Ulka, Ullrica and Ulrika.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ulle, Ulva, ..

(male) Uli, Ullai, ..

How popular is Ulla?

Ulla is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Ula and Ursula are the popular alternative forms of Ulla (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Ullrica, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Ulla was well-received among parents in the 1900s, but now, the version Ursula has become less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Ulla and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Ulla is pronounced similarly to Aili, Alaia, Alaya, Aley, Ali, Alia, Aliah, Alie, Aliya, Alley, Aloe, Alya, Ayala, Eilah, Eily, Elah, Ella, Ellee, Elly, Illa, Iola, Ulli, Willy, Yula and Yulia. Other recommended names are Alala, Arla, Bella, Byla, Cala, Cela, Dalla, Dela, Dila, Dilla, Fila, Gala, Galla, Gila, Glila, Hala, Hella, Isla, Kalla, Lala, Lalla, Lilla, Lola, Lyla, Mala, Mella, Mila, Milla, Myla, Nela, Nila, Nyla, Orla, Pella, Pola, Rella, Sula, Tola, Uda, Udella, Ulima, Ullima, Ulva, Unna, Ursa, Uta, Valla, Xyla, Zilla and Zola. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ulla.