US Popularity:2484
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:From Odysseus; Wrathful, full of anger
What do American history buffs, adventurers, and literary enthusiasts have in common, you might ask? Well, one thing they surely agree on is the unique wonder of the name Ulysses. Ulysses is a boy’s name that means "wrathful" or "full of anger." It is the Latin version of Odysseus, a Greek name and titular character of Homer's Greek epic poem Odyssey. This boy's name was popularized by the Irish author James Joyce, whose genre-defining novel Ulysses is considered one of the greatest books ever written. Ulysses also came to attention when Ulysses Grant became the 18th president of the United States.

Famous People Named Ulysses

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  • Ulysses S. Grant
    United States President

Ulysses Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ulysses is currently #1536 on The Bump
Boy:Ulysses is currently #431 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ulysses is currently #2484 in U.S. births
Boy:Ulysses is currently #840 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 154
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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