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What does Ulysses mean?

Ulysses Pronunciation of Ulysses [ulysses] as a boys' name is pronounced you-LISS-ees. It is of Latin and Greek origin. Variant of the Greek name Odysseus, which may mean "wrathful". Mythology: Ulysses was the clever and resourceful hero of Homer's "Odyssey". American Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant.

Associated with: greek, mythology, clever (intelligent), hero, war.


Ulysses has 2 variants: Ulises and Ulisse.

1 more alternative form via Odysseus: Odysse.

1 feminine form: Ulyssa.

Creative forms:
(male) Ullses, Ulysus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Ulysses Diego (U.D.), ..

How popular is Ulysses?

Ulysses is a somewhat popular first name for males (#679 out of 1220, Top 56%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ulysses reached its top rank of #325 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is currently at #1084. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ulysses name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ulysses outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ulises (#908 via latest list) is the only other popular alternative form of Ulysses (#1084 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Ulysses was well-received 16 years ago and is somewhat less today, with the version Ulysses becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ulysses, Ulises in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ulysses and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar name is Moyses. This name tends to be less frequently used than Ulysses.