Ulysses (/juːˈlɪsz/ yoo-LISS-eez, UK also /ˈjuːlɪsz/ YOO-liss-eez; Latin: Ulyssēs, Ulixēs) is one Latinized version of Odysseus. The name was made more famous in modern times 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.

Ulysses, the Latinized version of Odysseus. Marble bust sculpted by Pierre-Jean David in 1814
Word/nameLatin form of Odysseus[1]
Meaning"Wrathful" [2]
Other names
Related namesOdysseus

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In the United States "Ulysses" is perhaps 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.

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See also edit

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

References edit

  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.