Ulla

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Ulla. Diminutive form of Ulrikke.

Proper noun[edit]

Ulla

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 25 468 females with the given name Ulla have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Ulla, from Ulrika.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈulːɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ul‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Ulla

  1. A female given name.
    • 1870 Aleksis Kivi, Seitsemän veljestä (Seven Brothers): Chapter 14 (Translation 1991 by Richard A. Impola):
      VAIMO. Etkö tunne enään minua? Olenhan minä Ulla, sinun vaimos.
      WIFE: Don't you know me any more? I'm Ulla, your wife.
    • 1922 Anni Swan, Pikkupappilassa, WSOY (1966), pages 138-139:
      Siinä seisoo Ulrik Schöring itse ilmi elävänä ratsastuspiiska kädessä ja katselee häntä viattomana kuin kapalovauva. Ulla kohosi istumaan ja loi petturiin niin musertavan katseen kuin ikinä saattoi.
      Ulla, sinä et tervehtinyt serkkuasi, sanoo rikollinen ja kohtaa röyhkeästi tytön leimuavan katseen.
      Ei vastausta.
      —Mehän olemme kaimoja.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Ulrika. First recorded in Sweden in 1771. Later also used as a pet form of Ursula and Hulda.

Proper noun[edit]

Ulla

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 61 989 females with the given name Ulla living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.