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What does Vilma mean?

Vilma Pronunciation of Vilma [vil-ma] as a girls' name is of Native American Indian and Old German origin, and the meaning of Vilma is "determined protector". Short form of Vilhelmina.

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Vilma has 1 variant: Wilma.

Related girl name: Wilhelmina.

Creative forms:
(female) Vilna, Vilva, ..

(male) Vilto, Vilva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vilma Teegan (V.T.), ..

How popular is Vilma?

Vilma is a very popular first name for females (#908 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Vilma entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #742 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vilma name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Wilhelmina (#1619 from recent data) and Wilma are the prominent variation forms of Vilma. Adoption of these relations of Vilma reached its highest in the 1920s (adoption of 0.3%) and is now significantly less.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Vilma is pronounced similarly to Valma, Vehlma, Vellma and Velma. Other recommended names are Allma, Alma, Cima, Dalma, Delma, Ellma, Elma, Fima, Halma, Helma, Hilma, Mima, Mimma, Nioma, Palma, Pima, Rima, Salma, Selma, Sima, Talma, Telma, Vala, Valda, Valja, Valka, Valla, Velda, Viana, Vica, Vida, Vieda, Vika, Vina, Vinia, Vinya, Viola, Viona, Virna, Vita, Vitia, Vitka, Viva, Vivia, Vivva, Willma, Wylma, Zelma and Zulma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Vilma.

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