by Mrs. Upton
Ursula- "Uschi" in a sweet version.....
USAGE: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
PRONOUNCED: UR-sə-lə (English), UR-syə-lə (English) key
Meaning & History......
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage.
In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use.
VARIANTS: Ursella (English), Ursa (Late Roman)
DIMINUTIVES: Ursel, Uschi (German)
MASCULINE FORM: Ursus (Late Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Orsolya (Hungarian), Orsola (Italian), Urszula, Ula (Polish), Úrsula (Portuguese), Uršula, Urška (Slovene), Úrsula (Spanish)
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