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Meaning and name origin

Ursula \u-rsu-la, ur-sula\ as a girl's 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.

Ursula has 21 variant forms: Orsa, Orsala, Orsola, Orsolla, Seula, Sula, Ulla, Ursa, Ursala, Urselina, Ursella, Ursie, Ursley, Ursola, Ursule, Ursulette, Ursulina, Ursuline, Ursy, Urszula and Urszuli.

For more information, see also related girl names Clementine and Petula.

Ursula is also pronounced similarly to Ersila.


Ursula is a very popular first name for females (#630 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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