Ursa Name Meaning & Origin

Ursa

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Origin of the name Ursula:

A borrowing from Middle Latin, Ursula is a diminutive of the Latin ursa (she-bear). The name was borne by a legendary 4th-century saint, a Christian British princess said to have been martyred along with eleven thousand virgins by the Huns at Cologne. The story was very popular in the Middle Ages, which helped establish the name throughout England and Europe. Var: Ursala.

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Ursa Major (larger bear) and Ursa Minor (small bear) are well-known constellations.

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Mother of Zuko and Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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