Ursula

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See also: Uršula and Úrsula

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Etymology[edit]

Name of a fourth century saint, from Latin ursa (female bear) and -ula (diminutive suffix), meaning "little she-bear".

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Ursula

  1. A female given name.
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III:Scene I:
      Whisper her ear, and tell her , I and Ursula / Walk in the orchard, and our whole discourse / Is all of her;
    • 1857 Dinah Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman, Chapter III:
      "Is her name Ursula?" And I called to mind the little girl who had tried to give some bread to the hungry John Halifax, and whose cry of pain we heard as the door shut upon her. Poor little lady! how sorry I was.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name of Latin origin.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name of Latin origin, very popular from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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