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Boy Name: Ulysses

Name: Ulysses
Pronunciation: \u-lysses, ul(ys)-ses\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Aloysius, Aloisius
Variant forms: Ulises, Ulisse
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 679


Ulysses \u-lysses, ul(ys)-ses\ as a boy's name is pronounced you-LISS-ees. It is of Latin origin. Variant of the Greek name Odysseus, which may mean "wrathful". Mythology: Ulysses was the clever and resourceful hero of Homer's "Odyssey". Ulises is a Spanish form. American Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses has 2 variant forms: Ulises and Ulisse.

Baby names that sound like Ulysses are Aloysius and Aloisius.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Ulysses.


Ulysses is a somewhat popular first name for men (#679 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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