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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.


Velma has 3 variants: Valma, Vehlma and Vellma.

Affiliated girl name: Wilhelmina.

Velma has 11 more related forms via Selma, Thelma, Wilma: Anselma, Salma, Sellma, Selmah, Telma, Thellma, Vilma, Willma, Wylma, Zelma and Zelmah.

Kreatif forms: Velna, Velra, Velva. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Velma name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Velma, Salma, Selma, Thelma, Vilma in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Wilma, Zelma in U.S.

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

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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.