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Wilma /wil-ma/ as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Wilma is "determined protector".

Short form of Wilhelmina. Wilma Flintstone is the dizzy Stone Age housewife in the TV cartoon "The Flintstones". Track celebrity Wilma Rudolph.


Wilma has 6 variants: Valma, Velma, Vilma, Willma, Wilmina and Wylma.

Wilma has 13 more related forms via Wilhelmina: Billa, Billy, Ellma, Elma, Helma, Mina, Minna, Wileen, Willa, Willie, Willmina, Willy and Wilna.

Kreatif forms: Wilme, Winma. [more]

pinHow popular is Wilma?

Wilma is a very popular first name for females (#212 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Wilma for girls. Wilma reached its highest position of #69 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Wilma are Billy, Elma, Helma, Mina (#687 in recent rankings), Minna, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Willa (#549) and Willie. Adoption of these forms of Wilma was at its most widespread during 1890-1899 (average #461) and is now much diminished (#930, 87.1%), with versions like Wilma becoming less stylish.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wilma, Billy, Elma, Helma, Mina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Minna, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Willa, Willie in U.S.

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

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Wilma is pronounced similarly to Allma, Alma and Almah. Other suggested similar baby names are Cima, Dalma, Delma, Fima, Halma, Hilma, Mima, Mimma, Nioma, Palma, Pima, Rima, Salma, Selma, Sima, Talma, Telma, Walda, Welda, Wilda, Willda, Wilmot, Wilona, Wina, Wylda, Zelma and Zulma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilma.