What does Ulla mean?
Ulla /ul-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ulla is "will, determination". Also possibly short for Ulrica.
Related girl name: Ursula.more]
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. Census)
Ula and Ursula are the popular alternative forms of Ulla (not in Top 1000). Forms like Ulka are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.2655%) and is now much lower, with the version Ursula becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Ulla and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Ulla is pronounced similarly to Aila, Ala, Alea, Alia▲, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally▼, Alya, Ayla▲, Eila, Ela, Elia, Ella▲, Elli, Ellia, Elly, Eula▼, Ila▼, Illa, Illia, Iola▼, Ola▼, Olia, Olla, Ulli, Willa▼, Yola, Yula and Yulla. Another recommended similar baby name is Ulva. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ulla.