What does Velma mean?
Velma [vel-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced VEL-ma. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Velma is "determined protector". Variant of Wilma. Also possibly a variant of either Selma or Thelma, or possibly a combination of the two.
Affiliated girl name: Wilhelmina.Creative forms:
(female) Velna, Velva, ..
(male) Velan, Velvan, .. Middle name pairings:
Velma Hartley (V.H.), ..
How popular is Velma?
Velma is a very popular first name for females (#286 out of 4276, Top 7%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Velma reached its apex rank of #96 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Velma are Salma (#797 from recent data), Selma, Thelma, Vilma, Wilhelmina (#1619), Willma, Wilma, Wylma and Zelma. These relations of Velma were popular a century ago (adoption of 1.18%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.02%, down 98%), with versions such as Velma becoming less trendy. Salma is the most trendy baby name in this compilation.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adelma, Allma, Alma▼, Dalma, Delma▼, Desma, Ellma, Elma▼, Gemma▲, Halma, Helima, Helma, Hema, Herma, Hilma▼, Jemma▲, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Palma, Peloma, Seema, Selima, Talma, Vala, Valda, Valja, Valka, Valla, Veda▲, Veeda, Veena, Veera, Veeta, Veeva, Vega, Veida, Veina, Veira, Velda▼, Velika, Vellda, Velora, Vena▼, Venia, Venna, Vera▼, Verda▼, Verka, Verla▼, Verna▼, Vesta▼, Veta, Zelima and Zulma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Velma.See names in meaning and etymology.