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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ursula for girls. Ursula reached its highest position of #469 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ursula and related names. Prominent variation forms of Ursula appearing in the Top 1000 are Clementine (#943 2 years ago) and Sula. Adoption of these relations of Ursula was at its highest during 1880-1889 (average #574) and is somewhat less today (#981, 95.5% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ursula▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ersila. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ursula.