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What does Telma mean?

Telma Pronunciation of Telma as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Telma is "will, volition". Telma is a variant form of Thelma (Greek).

ASSOCIATED WITH Te-, -ma, greek



(female) Tella, ..

(male) Telda, ..

Telma Lylah (T.L.), ..

How popular is Telma?

Telma is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3927 out of 4276, Top 92%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

The only popular related form of Telma (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) is Thelma. This relation of Telma was popular with parents a century ago (#28), but now, Thelma has become less trendy. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thelma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Telma and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Telma is pronounced similarly to Talma and Talmah. Other recommended sound-alike names are Allma, Alma, Dalma, Delma, Desma, Ellma, Elma, Gemma, Halma, Helima, Helma, Hema, Herma, Hilma, Jemma, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Palma, Peloma, Salma, Seema, Selima, Sellma, Selma, Taima, Talea, Talya, Tama, Tamma, Tea, Teana, Techa, Tecla, Tedra, Teela, Teena, Teeta, Teina, Tekla, Telca, Telka, Tena, Teona, Tera, Terea, Tersa, Terza, Tesa, Tesia, Tesla, Tessa, Teyna, Teza, Therma, Tilda, Tola, Toma, Tula, Tulia, Tulla, Tulya, Tyla, Tzelya, Valma, Vellma, Velma, Vilma, Wilma, Wylma, Zelima, Zelma and Zulma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Telma.

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