What does Ursula mean?
Ursula /ur-su-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced UR-soo-lah. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Ursula is "little she-bear".
Many legends have risen about Saint Ursula (possibly the fourth century) and her maiden companions. Name of the overweight octopus sea-witch in Disney's "The Little Mermaid". Author Ursula K. Le Guin; actress Ursula Andress.
(female) Ursuela, Ursuma, ..
(male) Ursulaus, Ursuus, ..
How popular is Ursula?
Ursula is a very prominent first name for women (#630 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Ursula for girls. Ursula reached its highest position of #500 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Ursula and related names. Prominent variation forms of Ursula appearing in the Top 2000 are Clementine (#943 in 2014) and Sula. Adoption of these relations of Ursula was at its highest in the 1900s (average #649) and has become much diminished since, with the version Ursula falling out of fashion. Clementine is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.
Ursula▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ersila and Ersilia. Other recommended names are Addula, Alaula, Arbela, Arela, Arella, Ariela, Arla, Asela, Ashla, Beula, Borsala, Breila, Cordula, Creola, Cushla, Erla, Eula▼, Gisela, Giula, Hersila (see Ersilia), Isla▲, Jisela, Kelula, Kordula, Lula▼, Marsala, Nebula, Nula, Orela, Orella, Orilla, Oriola, Orla, Orrla (see Orla), Oula, Paula▼, Priela, Primula, Prisila, Raoula, Raula, Romula, Shula, Talula, Tesla, Tessla, Tsila, Tula, Udella, Ula, Urania, Uranya, Urbana, Urena, Uriela, Uriella, Urina, Uriya, Usha and Yula. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ursula.