Ulrica endeavored to gain the handsome lord's affections, and, despite her lacking the courage to engage him, at last he approached her. As he held out his hand to dance, Ulrica felt certain that the gesture was not out of love. Perhaps he thought of her as a lost, innocent child. Or, perhaps he had done so merely on a whim. However, for Ulrica, the day of the ball became the happiest day of the year.
Ulrica is a feminine name is of Old German origin; the meaning is "heritage, patrimony; rich, powerful, ruler; power of the wolf; power of the home". Feminine of Ulric. A form of the English, German, and Scandinavian name Ulrike.