Ulysses - Meaning of Ulysses
[ 3 syll. u-lys-ses, ul-yss-es ] The baby boy name Ulysses is pronounced as Yuw-LIHS-iyZ in English †. Ulysses is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. It is derived from the word 'odyssesthai' meaning to hate. Odysseus (Old Greek) and Ulixes (Latin) are older forms of Ulysses. The name is the Roman form of the Greek Odysseus; the latter name was borne in Greek mythology by a legendary hero and king of Ithaca, who also played a key role in Homer's Iliad. The name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century; in the USA, it is sometimes bestowed in honor of the 19th president, Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1985). The popularity of the name was later boosted by the James Joyce modernist novel Ulysses (1922), which is highly regarded and controversial. In Ireland, the name is sometimes encountered as the diminutive form Ulick.
Ulysses has 13 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants of Ulysses used in English include Eulises, Uileos, Uley, Ulices, Ulie, Uluxe, Ulysse, and Ulyssees. The diminutive Ulick, and the variant spelling Ulyses are other English forms. Ulises (Spanish), Ulisse (Italian), and Ulisses (Polish) are foreign variants of the name.
Ulysses is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1907, 0.024% of baby boys were given the name Ulysses. It had a ranking of #365 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is today of irregular use. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Ulysses, Ulises was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Ulysses: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Ulysses:
Literary Hero Ulysses.
US President Ulysses Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant 27 April 1822 - 23 July 1885, Point Pleasant, Ohio.