What does Wilma mean?
Wilma \wi(l)-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 46 more related forms via Wilhelmina: Billa, Billee, Billey, Billie▼, Billy▼, Ellma, Elma▼, Felmine, Guglielma, Guillelmina, Guillelmine, Guillema, Guillemette, Guillemine, Helma, Helmina, Helminette, Min, Mina▼, Minna▼, Minnie▼, Minny, Vilhelmina, Villhelmina, Villhelmine, Wileen, Wilhelmine▼, Willa▼, Willabella, Willabelle, Willamina, Willamine, Willeen, Willemina, Willene▼, Willetta, Willette, Williamina, Willie▼, Williebelle, Willmina, Willmine, Willy, Willybella, Wilmette and Wilna.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Wilma for girls. Wilma reached its highest position of #69 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Wilma are Billie, Billy, Elma, Helma, Mina (#687 in 2014), Minna, Minnie, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willa (#549), Willene and Willie. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4999%) and is now much less (usage 0.0509%, down 89.8%), with versions like Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Willene, Willie and Wilma becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Wilma and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)