The name Ulysses ranked 786th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 679th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
The derivation of this name is not certain. Some connect it to a Greek term meaning ''to hate,'' and others to the meaning ''leg wound.''
In Homer's epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, Odysseus was known for his eloquence and his talent for playing tricks.
Ulysses S. Grant (born 1822, died 1885)
Supreme commander of the Union Army in the Civil War, and 18th President of the U.S.