What does Ursula mean?
Ursula \u-rsu-la, ur-sula\ 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.
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. during 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ursula and related names. Prominent variation forms of Ursula are Clementine (#943 in 2014) and Sula. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become much less since, with the versions Ursula, Sula and Clementine becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Ursula▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ersila. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ursula.