Ulysses (given name)

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Gender Masculine
Word/name Latin form of Odysseus[1]
Meaning "Wrathful" [2]
Other names
Related names Odysseus

Ulysses /juːˈlɪsz/ is the Latinized version of Odysseus. The name was made famous by the American Civil War hero and eighteenth president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant,[3] by James Joyce's novel Ulysses, and the film of the same name.

People named Ulysses[edit]

"Ulysses" is best known as the name of Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), the U.S. Army general and President of the United States. Many Americans born during or after the Civil War were named in his honour.

Other people with the name "Ulysses" include:

Fictional characters

See also[edit]

  • Ulises, the Spanish version of the name
  • Ulisses, the Portuguese version of the name


  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Ulysses". Behindthename.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Ulysses - meaning of Ulysses name". Thinkbabynames.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Baby Names: Ulysses". Parents.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12.