Ursula name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Ursula

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  1. According to a user from Denmark, the name Ursula means "little she bear".
  2. 2 people from South Africa and the United States agree the name Ursula is of Scandinavian origin and means "She bear".
  3. A submission from Denmark says the name Ursula means "It's Latin and means Little bear (I'm from Denmark)".
  4. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Ursula means "Little Bear".
  5. A user from Germany says the name Ursula is of Danish origin and means "I heard the word Omaha in Greenland, the meaning was maybe, only god knows".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ur"su*la
A beautiful North American butterfly (Basilarchia astyanax syn. Limenitis astyanax). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also red-spotted purple.

Name of a fourth century saint, Latin Ursula, from ursa (“female bear”) and -ula (diminutive suffix), meaning "little she-bear".

  1. A female given name from Latin.

Ursula was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, Finnish, German, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Ursula

Notable Persons Named Ursula

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress is an actress. She was most active from 1954 to 2005. Ursula was born on March 19th, 1936 in Ostermundigen, Switzerland.

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz was a salsa, guaracha, son, bolero, rumba, guaguancó, salsa music, son (music), and cuban rumba musician. Her career lasted from 1948 to 2003. Celia was given the name Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21st, 1925 in Havana. She breathed her last breath on July 16th, 2003.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is a science fiction and fantasy writer. Her ongoing career started in 1962. Ursula was given the name Ursula Kroeber on October 21st, 1929 in Berkeley, California, U.S.

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen is a Minister of Defence, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, Youth, Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany), Federal Ministry of Labour, and Federal Ministry of Family Affairs. Ursula was born on October 8th, 1958 in Ixelles.

Barbara Valentin

Barbara Valentin was an actress. Her career lasted from 1959 to 2001. Barbara was given the name Ursula Ledersteger on December 15th, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. Barbara is also known as Barbara Valentine. She left this life on February 22nd, 2002.

Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns is a chairman, ceo of xerox, chief executive officer, and chairman andceoofxerox. Ursula was born on September 20th, 1958 in Manhattan.

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  • Ursula Franklin
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  • Ursula Rucker
  • Úrsula Corberó
  • Ursula Strauss
  • Ursula Plassnik
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ursula Meier
    Film Director
  • Ursula Goodenough
  • Ursula Halligan
  • Ursula Caberta
    Commissioner for the Scientology Task Force of the Hamburg Interior Authority
  • Ursula Stenzel
  • Ursula Holl
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ursula

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ursula

Saint Ursula

Saint Ursula was a saint. She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. She passed away in 238.

Master of the legend of St. Ursula

Master was born in 1499. Master is also known as Meister der Kölner Ursula-Legende. They died in 1501.


Fun Facts about the name Ursula

  • How Popular is the name Ursula? Ursula is the 2,078th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ursula have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,628 babies born with the first name Ursula in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ursula to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ursula? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ursula first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ursula is Saturday, July 9th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Ursula born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ursula was in 1967 with a total of 400 babies.
  • Random Ursula Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ursula is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Ursula: The name spelled backwards is Alusru. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rusalu. How do you pronounce that?
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