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.more]
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Velma for girls. Velma reached its apex rank of #95 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Velma and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Velma are Salma (#878 from recent data), Selma, Thelma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilma and Zelma. These relations of Velma were popular during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.626%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.015%, down 98%), with versions such as Salma, Velma, Wilhelmina, Wilma and Zelma becoming somewhat dated.
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Suggested similar baby 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.