"first leap"

Alula Origin and Meaning

The name Alula is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "first leap".

Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the perfect name for a first-born twin. Ideas (we're only half joking) for the second born: Aviva, Aziza, Otto. Alula is reminiscent of the unusual name chosen by Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen for their second daughter: Elula, a month name from the Hebrew calendar.

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  • Literally means "the first." The name of two binary star systems in Ursa MajorNu and Xi Ursae Majoris. They are differentiated with the surnames Borealis "Northern" and Australis "Southern," respectively. The name comes from Arabic al,Ūlā "the first;" both stars have the full name in Arabic: al,Qafza' al,Ūlā "the first leap" with "of the Gazelle" understood , the Gazelle being the constellation Leo Minor