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What does Valma mean?

Valma Pronunciation of Valma [val-ma] as a girls' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Valma is "determined protector". Valma is a version of Velma (Old German): form of Wilma. Valma is also a variant of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Valma has 3 variants: Vehlma, Vellma and Vilma.

8 more relations via Velma, Wilhelmina, Wilma: Billa, Ellma, Elma, Helma, Willa, Willma, Wilna and Wylma.

Creative forms:
(female) Valca, Valna, ..

(male) Valva, Valya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Valma Kensington (V.K.), ..

How popular is Valma?

Valma is an uncommon given name for females. Valma is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Elma, Helma, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina (#1619 from current records), Willa (#481), Willma, Wilma, Wilna and Wylma are the prominent alternative forms of Valma (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Valma was at its most widespread in the 1910s (median #914) and has become much lower since. Willa is the steady favorite, while forms like Wilhelmina have become less contemporary. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elma, Helma, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allma, Bama, Basma, Cama, Carma, Dalma, Dama, Delma, Fatma, Halima, Halma, Hilma, Jaima, Jama, Jazma, Kama, Karma, Naama, Naima, Naoma, Padma, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Paloma, Pama, Rayma, Sahlma, Salama, Salima, Salma, Saloma, Samma, Selma, Taima, Talma, Tama, Tamma, Telma, Vaga, Vaiga, Val, Vala, Valda, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valera, Valeta, Valida, Valina, Valja, Valka, Valla, Vallda, Valli, Vallia, Vally, Valora, Valry, Valyn, Vana, Vanda, Vania, Vanna, Vanya, Varda, Varka, Varya, Vava, Vavka (see Varvara), Vayga, Velda, Zelma and Zulma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Valma.

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