Ulysses name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ulysses mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ulysses

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Ghana says the name Ulysses means "Wrathful".
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  1. (Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus

From Latin Ulyssēs, a frequent error for Ulixēs (“Odysseus”), influenced by the Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεύς (Odusseús).

  1. (Roman mythology) Latin name form of Odysseus
  2. A city, the county seat of Grant County, Kansas, United States. Named after Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses was also found in the following language(s): Latin, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Ulysses

Notable Persons Named Ulysses

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was an 18th President of the United States, and 6th Commanding General of the United States Army. His military service ended in 1854. Ulysses was born on April 27th, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on July 23rd, 1885.

Ulysses S. Grant III

Ulysses S. Grant III is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.

Ulysses S. Grant IV

Ulysses S. Grant IV was a scientist in the fields of geology and paleontology. Ulysses was born on May 23rd, 1893 in North Salem, New York. He left this life on March 11th, 1977.

Ulysses Bloodstone

Ulysses Bloodstone is a comics character.

Ulysses Guimarães

Ulysses was born on October 6th, 1916 in Itirapina. He died on October 12th, 1992.

Ukee Washington

Ukee was given the name Ulysses Samuel Washington III on August 20th, 1958.

  • Ulysses Paxton
  • Ulysses Sharp
  • Ulysses Grant
    18th President of the United States
  • Ulysses S. Webb
    California Attorney General
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick
  • Ulysses Grant Dailey
  • Ulysses Grant Denman
    24th Ohio Attorney General
  • Ulysses Doubleday
  • Ulysses Mercur
  • Ulas Hayes

Fun Facts about the name Ulysses

  • How Popular is the name Ulysses? Ulysses is the 1,849th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ulysses have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,626 babies born with the first name Ulysses in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ulysses to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ulysses? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Ulysses first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ulysses is Tuesday, January 29th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Ulysses born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ulysses was in 1999 with a total of 272 babies.
  • Random Ulysses Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ulysses is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Ulysses: The name spelled backwards is Sessylu. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ussyesl. How do you pronounce that?
  • Ulysses name meaning

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