The name Ursula is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "little female bear". Ursula and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite- Girls' Alphabet!".
From the experts:
A saint's name with a noteworthy literary background, including uses by Shakespeare in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Much Ado About Nothing, by Ben Johnson, Walter Scott, Longfellow, D. H. Lawrence and Neil Gaiman. In real life, her two most well known representatives are writer Ursula Le Guin and actress Ursula Andress. In literature, there is also Ursula Iguaran, a key, long-lived character in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's major work, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Caveat: Today's kids might associate this name with the campy, corpulent octopus in Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Ursula ranked in the Top 1000 through 1983. Time for a comeback?
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- Cool Classic Girls’ Names — 100+ below the Top 1000
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