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What does Ursa mean?

Ursa Pronunciation of Ursa [ur-sa] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Ursa is "little she-bear". Ursa is a version of Orsa (Latin): transcription of Ursula.

Associated with: little.


Ursa has 3 variants: Orssa, Ursie and Ursy.

11 more different relations via Orsa, Ursula: Orsala, Orsel, Orsola, Sula, Ulla, Ursala, Ursella, Ursley, Ursola, Ursule and Urszula.

Creative forms:
(female) Urasa, Ursai, ..

(male) Urah, Urel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ursa Hazel (U.H.), ..

How popular is Ursa?

Ursa is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Ursa is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Sula and Ursula are the popular alternative forms of Ursa (unlisted). Adoption of these forms of Ursa was more pronounced among parents during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.02%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Ursa is pronounced similarly to Arza. Other suggested similar names are Asa, Assa, Brisa, Dusa, Elsa, Gisa, Ilsa, Irisa, Isa, Lisa, Lusa, Lysa, Mesa, Nysa, Risa, Rosa, Rysa, Sasa, Tasa, Tersa, Tesa, Tisa, Tresa, Trisa, Uda, Uira, Ula, Ulka, Ulva, Uma, Una, Unna, Urena, Urina, Urit, Uriya, Usha and Uta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ursa.

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