Ulla is a given name. It is short for Ursula in German-speaking countries and Ulrika in Scandinavian countries. As of 31 December 2011, there were 61,043 females named Ulla in Sweden, with the name being most popular during the 1930s and 40s, and as of 7 June 2010, there were 25,959 females named Ulla in Finland, most born between 1940 and 1979.[1][2]


Pre-20th centuryEdit

  • Ulla (Talmudist) (3rd-4th centuries AD), a rabbi mentioned in the Talmud
  • Ulla Adlerfelt (1736–1765), Swedish painter and noble, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts
  • Ulla von Höpken (1749–1810), Swedish lady-in-waiting, leading socialite and noble
  • Ulrika Pasch (1735–1796), Swedish painter and miniaturist also known as Ulla Pasch
  • Johanna Ulrica Ulla Stenberg (1792–1858), Swedish damask maker
  • Ulla Tessin (1711–1768), Swedish lady-in-waiting, letter writer, dilettante artist and countess, relative of Ulla von Höpken

Modern periodEdit

Biblical charactersEdit

  • Ulla, an Asherite mentioned in 1 Chronicles 7:39 in the Bible

Fictional charactersEdit

  • Ulla (The Producers), in Mel Brooks' film and musical The Producers
  • Ulla Winblad, in many of Carl Michael Bellman's works
  • Ulla Dahlsjö, in E.T.A.Hoffman's short story "The Mines of Falun" (original in German "Die Bergwerke zu Falun")


  • "Ulla!" is the exclamation regularly emitted by the Martian fighting machines in War of the Worlds