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Ursula (given name)

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Ursula
Pronunciation/ˈɜːrsjʊlə/
German: [ˈʊʁzula]
GenderFeminine
Language(s)German, English, Irish
Origin
Language(s)Latin
Word/nameursa
Meaning"little bear"
Other names
Variant form(s)Uschi, Usch, Urs

Ursula is a feminine given name in several different languages. The name is derived from a diminutive of the Latin ursa, which means "bear". The name has been rather uncommon in the English-speaking world, although its use has been recently influenced by the Swiss-born actress Ursula Andress (born 1936).[1] Urszula is the Polish version of the name; Uršulė is the Lithuanian version; Orsolya is the Hungarian version.

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References

  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 268, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
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