Ull

The Meaning & Origin of the Name Ull

Ull is a German unisex name, which has 3 letters.

Ull is a Norse name derived from the Old Norse word Ullr, which means "glory" or "splendor". It is also used as a shortened form of the name Ulrik.

Pronuncation ool

Alternate Meaning Wolf power

Origin or Current Usage German

Gender U

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Detailed Information About The Name Ull

The name 'Ull' has its origins in Norse mythology. In Norse folklore, Ull is the name of a god associated with archery, skiing, and hunting. He is the stepson of Thor, the god of thunder, and is renowned for his exceptional skill in archery. Ull is often depicted as a youthful and attractive deity, wearing skis or carrying a bow and arrow. It is said that Ull's speed on skis is unmatched among gods and men alike, making him the patron of winter sports and activities.

Ull's influence in Norse mythology extends beyond just sporting prowess. He is also considered a god of justice and oaths, and therefore often referred to as Ullr, meaning "Oath." This connection to justice is further emphasized by Ull's association with the binding of contracts and the resolution of disputes. It is said that those who swear on Ull's name will never break their oaths.

Although Ull does not have as prominent a role in Norse mythology compared to other gods like Odin or Thor, his name and attributes have left a significant mark. The Scandinavians held Ull in high regard, especially during winter months when skiing and hunting were essential for their survival. Today, Ull continues to be revered in modern Scandinavian culture as a symbol of athleticism, skill, and the spirit of winter sports.

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