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What does Ulla mean?

Ulla \u(l)-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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Ursula.

Ulla has 10 more related variations via Ulrica: Rica, Ricka, Rieka, Uhlrike, Ulka, Ullrica, Ullricka, Ulrika, Ulrike and Uulrica.


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 (#unlisted). 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)

Top 1000 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 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.