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Velma meaning and name origin
Velma \v(e)-lma, vel-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced VEL-ma. It is of English origin. Variant of Wilma (German) "determined protector". Also possibly a variant of either Selma or Thelma, or possibly a combination of the two.
Velma has 3 variant forms: Valma, Vehlma and Vellma.
For more information, see also the related name Wilhelmina.
Baby names that sound like Velma are Vilma and Wylma.
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Popularity of Velma
Velma is a very popular first name for women (#286 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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