Infographic of Ursula name meaning, which is “The little she-bear,” from the Latin iirsa, a she-bear.
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Ursula Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ursula? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 513 29 0.0082%
1911 523 30 0.0081%
1912 527 46 0.0091%
1913 497 64 0.0113%
1914 525 75 0.0108%
1915 552 90 0.0099%
1916 590 89 0.0092%
1917 607 86 0.0086%
1918 593 99 0.0092%
1919 594 96 0.0092%
1920 570 115 0.0103%
1921 622 98 0.0086%
1922 574 115 0.0103%
1923 581 112 0.01%
1924 604 108 0.0093%
1925 644 88 0.0078%
1926 651 81 0.0074%
1927 625 90 0.0081%
1928 625 83 0.0078%
1929 622 82 0.0079%
1930 556 104 0.01%
1931 650 63 0.0064%
1932 667 63 0.0064%
1933 550 89 0.0096%
1934 591 80 0.0083%
1935 613 69 0.0071%
1936 589 82 0.0085%
1937 647 67 0.0068%
1938 651 67 0.0065%
1939 647 67 0.0066%
1940 727 51 0.0048%
1941 707 59 0.0052%
1942 801 49 0.0039%
1943 887 38 0.0029%
1944 763 56 0.0045%
1945 960 28 0.0023%
1946 986 34 0.0023%
1947 902 51 0.0031%
1948 1,085 29 0.0018%
1949 1,181 24 0.0015%
1950 1,022 39 0.0024%
1951 973 46 0.0027%
1952 948 52 0.003%
1953 1,036 43 0.0024%
1954 890 70 0.0038%
1955 779 101 0.0055%
1956 824 97 0.0051%
1957 917 77 0.004%
1958 947 72 0.0038%
1959 918 82 0.0043%
1960 942 78 0.0041%
1961 751 145 0.0077%
1962 720 157 0.0086%
1963 733 150 0.0084%
1964 686 175 0.0099%
1965 504 309 0.0189%
1966 492 312 0.02%
1967 476 352 0.0232%
1968 512 312 0.0208%
1969 495 342 0.0222%
1970 553 288 0.0181%
1971 490 349 0.0232%
1972 489 320 0.0235%
1973 539 264 0.0204%
1974 584 220 0.0169%
1975 594 220 0.0171%
1976 678 172 0.0133%
1977 695 175 0.013%
1978 824 128 0.0095%
1979 835 133 0.0094%
1980 915 111 0.0076%
1981 898 117 0.008%
1982 950 107 0.0072%
1983 969 97 0.0066%
1984 1,057 84 0.0056%
1985 1,086 83 0.0055%
1986 1,086 84 0.0056%
1987 1,216 66 0.0043%
1988 1,223 71 0.0046%
1989 1,293 70 0.0043%
1990 1,525 54 0.0033%
1991 1,816 35 0.0021%
1992 2,074 26 0.0016%
1993 2,272 20 0.0013%
1994 2,226 21 0.0014%
1995 2,197 21 0.0014%
1996 3,179 6 0.0004%
1997 2,819 10 0.0007%
1998 1,974 30 0.002%
1999 2,666 13 0.0009%
2000 2,328 22 0.0014%
2001 2,635 15 0.001%
2002 0 0%
2003 2,761 14 0.0009%
2004 3,739 5 0.0003%
2005 0 0%
2006 3,495 6 0.0004%
2007 3,033 12 0.0008%
2008 0 0%
2009 3,303 7 0.0005%
2010 3,622 5 0.0003%
2011 3,746 5 0.0004%
2012 2,893 11 0.0008%
2013 0 0%
2014 3,140 7 0.0005%
2015 3,329 6 0.0004%
2016 0 0%
2017 3,470 5 0.0004%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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What names are diminutives of Ursula?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Ursula sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ursula, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nullie

A diminutive form of Ursula.

Utsi

A diminutive form, regarded as German, of Ursula.

German


What names are variants of Ursula?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ursula.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Orsa

Latin

Orsala

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Orsola

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Orsolla

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Seula

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Sula

Peace; little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ulla

Will, determination

Scandinavian

Ursa

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursala

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Urselina

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursella

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursie

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursley

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursola

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursule

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursulette

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursulina

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursuline

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Ursy

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Urszula

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Urszuli

Little she-bear

Scandinavian


What names sound like Ursula?

If you like how Ursula sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ursula.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ersila

Delicate

Spanish

Ersilia

Delicate

Spanish

Orsel

What names are similar to Ursula?

Find a name that’s like Ursula, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Petula

Pertness

Latin


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2 Comments

  1. Ursula is a unique, old fashioned and strong name that fits perfectly our dark-eyed feisty little girl. My husband enjoys astronomy and studying the stars, and was inspired by the Ursa constellations. Ursula means “little she bear” and also jives with our love of the natural world. The one thing I maybe do not care for is when someone hears her name and asks if it’s from The Little Mermaid. But for the most part, people love hearing a name that just isn’t at all common.

    • My middle name is Ursula and I love it.
      I was born in Germany that’s why my parents chose it for me.
      Its unique and beautiful is Ursula.
      Prefer Ursula over my first name.


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