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Elma

What does Elma mean?

Elma Pronunciation of Elma [el-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced EL-mah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Elma is "determined protector". Short form of Wilhelmina, and of names ending in -elma such as Fidelma and Anselma. It may also be a blend of Elizabeth and Mary, a feminine form of Elmer, or a variant of Alma.

Associated with: determined, protector (defender), blend.

Variations

Elma has 1 variant: Ellma.

56 more relations via Alma, Anselma, Elizabeth, Fidelma, Mary, Wilhelmina: Allma, Almah, Bella, Beta, Billa, Eilis, Eleisa, Elisa, Elisah, Elise, Elissa, Eliz, Eliza, Elize, Elle, Ellie, Elliza, Ellsa, Ellse, Ellsi, Ellyza, Els, Elsa, Else, Elsee, Elsie, Elsy, Elyse, Elyssa, Elyza, Elyzza, Helma, Helsa, Ilsa, Ilse, Lisa, Liza, Lusa, Lysa, Lyza, Malia, Mame, Mara, Mimi, Mina, Moya, Selma, Valma, Velma, Veta, Vilma, Willa, Wilma, Wilna, Wylma and Zelma.

Creative forms:
(female) Elema, Elima, ..

(male) Elem, Elmas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elma Leena (E.L.), ..

How popular is Elma?

Elma is a very prominent first name for women (#669 out of 4276, Top 16%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#114852 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elma reached its highest rank of #228 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elma outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Elizabeth (#13 via latest list), Ellie (#47), Bella (#74), Mary (#124), Elise (#174), Eliza (#175), Malia (#313), Elsie (#386), Elle (#398), Willa (#481), Elisa (#486), Elsa (#487), Elyse (#653), Alma (#686), Mara (#739), Lisa (#749), Mina (#761), Elissa (#1395), Wilhelmina (#1619), Liza (#1685), Elyssa (#1925), Vilma, Zelma, Wilma, Veta, Wylma, Wilna, Ilse, Else, Elmer, Helma, Mame, Selma, Mimi and Velma are the popular related forms of Elma. These forms of Elma were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (median #978) and have become significantly less common since (#1204, 84.1%), with forms such as Mary becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy girl names in this compilation are Ellie, Eliza, Elise, Willa, Elle, Mara, Elisa and Elyse.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elma, Alma, Bella, Elisa, Elise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elmer, Elsa, Else, Elsie, Elyse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elyssa, Helma, Ilse, Lisa, Liza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mame, Mara, Mary, Mimi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mina, Selma, Velma, Veta, Vilma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Willa, Wilma, Wilna, Wylma, Zelma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alma, Bella, Elisa, Elise, Eliza outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elizabeth, Elle, Ellie, Elsa, Elsie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lisa, Mary, Selma, Wilma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elma is pronounced similarly to Willma. Other suggested similar names are Edma, Ela, Elan, Elana, Elba, Elda, Elen, Elena, Elga, Elia, Elian, Elin, Elina, Elka, Ella, Ellan, Elna, Elon, Elona, Elva, Elyn, Elza, Ema, Emma, Erma and Esma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elma.

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