US Popularity:2330
Origin:Latin
Meaning:Of Odysseus; Odyssey, voyage; Wrathful
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." It is the Latin version of Odysseus, a Greek name that inspired the word "Odyssey," meaning “epic voyage” or “adventure”. 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 #433 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ulysses is currently #2330 in U.S. births
Boy:Ulysses is currently #785 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
#2330
in 2022
+ 39
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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