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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. 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 (#819 in 2015) 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.See names in meaning and etymology.