Orsolya
Genderfeminine
Language(s)Hungarian
Name dayOctober 21
Origin
Language(s)Latin
Meaning"little bear"
Other names
Nickname(s)Orsi, Orsika
Cognate(s)Ursula
Anglicisation(s)Ursula

Orsolya is a Hungarian variant of Ursula meaning "little bear" or "bear cub", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. Today the story of Saint Ursula is overwhelmingly considered to be fiction. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.[1]

Famous Hungarian females who share the same given name:

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