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Of Latin origin.

It means little bear.

From the Latin word “ursa”, meaning female bear.

It was a rarely used name.

During the Middle Ages it became more common in England, due to Saint Ursula’s popularity.

William Shakespeare used the name in two of his plays, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Two Gentlemen of Verona”.
Other forms of the name are: Ursel, Ursy, Orsa, Ulla, Ursella.

Famous bearers are Ursula Andress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ursula Karven, Ursula Parker, Úrsula Corberó.

Former sex symbol, actress Ursula Andress became widely known after her role in the first James Bond film “Dr. No”.