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What does Willma mean?

Willma Pronunciation of Willma [will-ma] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Willma means "determined protector". Willma is an alternate spelling of Wilma (Old German): short variation of Wilhelmina.

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


5 alternative forms via Wilma: Valma, Velma, Vilma, Wilmina and Wylma.

Creative forms:
(female) Willta, Willva, ..

(male) Willde, Willmo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willma Kalea (W.K.), ..

How popular is Willma?

Willma is an uncommon given name for females. Willma is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Willma was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1904 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Wylma, Wilma, Vilma and Velma are the popular alternative forms of Willma. Other variants, like Valma, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Willma reached its highest in the 1920s (usage of 0.4%), but now, versions like Wilma have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willma, Velma, Vilma, Wilma, Wylma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Willma is pronounced similarly to Allma, Alma, Ellma and Elma. Other recommended names are Billa, Cilla, Dilla, Hilma, Lilla, Lillia, Milla, Nillda (see Nilda), Pallma (see Palma), Rilla, Sellma, Sillia, Vellma, Wallda, Wellda, Wilda, Wileen, Willa, Willda, Willeen, Willene, Willie, Willmina (see Wilhelmina), Willow, Willy, Wilna, Wilona, Wilone and Zilla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Willma.

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