See also: ulla, úlla, and Úlla

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.

Estonian edit

Etymology edit

From Swedish Ulla.

Proper noun edit

Ulla

  1. a female given name

Faroese edit

Proper noun edit

Ulla f

  1. a female given name

Usage notes edit

Matronymics

  • son of Ulla: Ulluson
  • daughter of Ulla: Ulludóttir

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ulla
Accusative Ullu
Dative Ullu
Genitive Ullu

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Swedish Ulla, from Ulrika.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈulːɑ/, [ˈulːɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ulːɑ
  • Syllabification(key): 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, published 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.
      There stood Ulrik Schöring himself alive and well with a riding whip in one hand, and staring upon her innocently like a swaddled baby. Ulla rose up to sit and cast upon the traitor as crushing of a gaze as she ever could.
      Ulla, you didn't greet your cousin, the criminal says and imprudently meets the girl's fiery gaze.
      No response.
      —We share the same name.

Declension edit

Inflection of Ulla (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative Ulla Ullat
genitive Ullan Ullien
partitive Ullaa Ullia
illative Ullaan Ulliin
singular plural
nominative Ulla Ullat
accusative nom. Ulla Ullat
gen. Ullan
genitive Ullan Ullien
Ullainrare
partitive Ullaa Ullia
inessive Ullassa Ullissa
elative Ullasta Ullista
illative Ullaan Ulliin
adessive Ullalla Ullilla
ablative Ullalta Ullilta
allative Ullalle Ullille
essive Ullana Ullina
translative Ullaksi Ulliksi
abessive Ullatta Ullitta
instructive Ullin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Ulla (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Ullani Ullani
accusative nom. Ullani Ullani
gen. Ullani
genitive Ullani Ullieni
Ullainirare
partitive Ullaani Ulliani
inessive Ullassani Ullissani
elative Ullastani Ullistani
illative Ullaani Ulliini
adessive Ullallani Ullillani
ablative Ullaltani Ulliltani
allative Ullalleni Ullilleni
essive Ullanani Ullinani
translative Ullakseni Ullikseni
abessive Ullattani Ullittani
instructive
comitative Ullineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Ullasi Ullasi
accusative nom. Ullasi Ullasi
gen. Ullasi
genitive Ullasi Ulliesi
Ullaisirare
partitive Ullaasi Ulliasi
inessive Ullassasi Ullissasi
elative Ullastasi Ullistasi
illative Ullaasi Ulliisi
adessive Ullallasi Ullillasi
ablative Ullaltasi Ulliltasi
allative Ullallesi Ullillesi
essive Ullanasi Ullinasi
translative Ullaksesi Ulliksesi
abessive Ullattasi Ullittasi
instructive
comitative Ullinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Ullamme Ullamme
accusative nom. Ullamme Ullamme
gen. Ullamme
genitive Ullamme Ulliemme
Ullaimmerare
partitive Ullaamme Ulliamme
inessive Ullassamme Ullissamme
elative Ullastamme Ullistamme
illative Ullaamme Ulliimme
adessive Ullallamme Ullillamme
ablative Ullaltamme Ulliltamme
allative Ullallemme Ullillemme
essive Ullanamme Ullinamme
translative Ullaksemme Ulliksemme
abessive Ullattamme Ullittamme
instructive
comitative Ullinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Ullanne Ullanne
accusative nom. Ullanne Ullanne
gen. Ullanne
genitive Ullanne Ullienne
Ullainnerare
partitive Ullaanne Ullianne
inessive Ullassanne Ullissanne
elative Ullastanne Ullistanne
illative Ullaanne Ulliinne
adessive Ullallanne Ullillanne
ablative Ullaltanne Ulliltanne
allative Ullallenne Ullillenne
essive Ullananne Ullinanne
translative Ullaksenne Ulliksenne
abessive Ullattanne Ullittanne
instructive
comitative Ullinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Ullansa Ullansa
accusative nom. Ullansa Ullansa
gen. Ullansa
genitive Ullansa Ulliensa
Ullainsarare
partitive Ullaansa Ulliaan
Ulliansa
inessive Ullassaan
Ullassansa
Ullissaan
Ullissansa
elative Ullastaan
Ullastansa
Ullistaan
Ullistansa
illative Ullaansa Ulliinsa
adessive Ullallaan
Ullallansa
Ullillaan
Ullillansa
ablative Ullaltaan
Ullaltansa
Ulliltaan
Ulliltansa
allative Ullalleen
Ullallensa
Ullilleen
Ullillensa
essive Ullanaan
Ullanansa
Ullinaan
Ullinansa
translative Ullakseen
Ullaksensa
Ullikseen
Ulliksensa
abessive Ullattaan
Ullattansa
Ullittaan
Ullittansa
instructive
comitative Ullineen
Ullinensa

Statistics edit

  • Ulla is the 38th most common female given name in Finland, belonging to 16,739 female individuals (and as a middle name to 2,358 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

Galician edit

Alternative forms edit

  • Ulha (reintegrationist)

Etymology edit

Attested as Ulla in Classical Latin (Pomponius Mela) and as Ulia during the Middle Ages. From a substrate language, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *u̥lHyeh₂, from the zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ulla m

  1. A river in Galicia, Spain
    1. A village in Maceda parish, Palas de Rei, Lugo, Galicia
    2. A village in Berres parish, A Estrada, Pontevedra, Galicia
  2. a toponymical surname

Derived terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  • Ulla” in Xavier Gómez Guinovart & Miguel Solla, Aquén. Vigo: Universidade de Vigo, 2007-2017.
  • Ulla” in Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo / Xulio Sousa Fernández (dirs.): Cartografía dos apelidos de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  • Bascuas López, Edelmiro (1999). “Ulla, Veleia y otros derivados de la raíz indoeuropea wel- ‘hacer girar’”, in Veleia, 16, pp. 159-216.

Latin edit

 
View of the river

Alternative forms edit

  • Ulia

Etymology edit

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *u̥lH-yeh₂, from the zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

Proper noun edit

Ulla m sg (genitive Ullae); first declension

  1. A river of Gallaecia, Hispania Tarraconensis, still called this way

Declension edit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ulla
Genitive Ullae
Dative Ullae
Accusative Ullam
Ablative Ullā
Vocative Ulla

References edit

  • Bascuas López, Edelmiro (1999). “Ulla, Veleia y otros derivados de la raíz indoeuropea wel- ‘hacer girar’”, in Veleia, 16, pp. 159-216.
  • Ulla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Ulla”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

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.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /²ɵla/
  • (file)

Proper noun edit

Ulla c (genitive Ullas)

  1. a female given name

References edit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.