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Gender: Female Pronunciation: OO-lah Meaning of Ulla: "will, determination" Origin of Ulla: Scandinavian

The name Ulla is a girl's name of German, Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "will, determination". Ulla and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With U and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

Ulla, the beautiful, tall, sexy, blond Swedish secretary in "The Producers" (played by Uma Thurman in the movie) who purrs, "Ven you got it, flaunt it," has changed the image of this name forever. Ulla may stand on its own or be an abbreviation of Ursula or Ulrika; Ula may be seen as another spelling.

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Famous People Named Ulla

Ulla Agneta (Andersson) Jones, Swedish-American model/actress; ex-wife of music producer Quincy Jones
(Ulla) Margareta Elisabeth Svensson, Swedish singer-songwriter
Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian Olympic judoka and MP
Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs, Danish MP and cabinet minister
Ulla Salzgeber, German Olympic equestrian
Ulla Pirttijärvi, Sami joik singer

Pop Culture References for the name Ulla

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yansen Tallen Hallen Svaden Swanson Bloom, character in movie/musical "The Producers"

Ula, Oula, Ulli


Scorpio Says:


A very pretty name with a wonderful meaning.

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mill1020 Says:


Funny, I was just about to comment on this again, and had forgotten I'd done it before. Still like this name!

mill1020 Says:


This is kinda cool! I like sounds and the meaning.