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What does Wylma mean?

Wylma Pronunciation of Wylma [wyl-ma] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Wylma means "determined protector". Wylma is an alternate spelling of Wilhelmina (Old German). Wylma is also a form of Wilma (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Wylma has 2 variants: Ellma and Elma.

10 more related forms via Wilhelmina, Wilma: Billa, Helma, Valma, Velma, Vilma, Willa, Willma, Willy, Wilmina and Wilna.

Creative forms:
(female) Walma, Wylna, ..

(male) Wylman, Wylmat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wylma Paityn (W.P.), ..

How popular is Wylma?

Wylma is a rare first name for females. Wylma is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wylma entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1687 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Wylma listed in the Top 2000 are Elma, Helma, Velma, Vilma, Wilhelmina (#1619 in 2015), Willa (#481), Willma, Wilma and Wilna. Adoption of these forms of Wylma was more pronounced during the years 1910-1919 (median #914) and has become much less since (#1810, 92%). Willa is more universally found than the rest, while forms like Velma have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wylma, Elma, Helma, Velma, Vilma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilhelmina, Willa, Willma, Wilma, Wilna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wylma is alike in pronunciation to Allma, Alma and Almah. Other suggested similar names are Cyma, Dalma, Delma, Halma, Hilma, Palma, Salma, Selma, Syma, Talma, Telma, Walda, Welda, Wilda, Wylda, Wyome, Wyomia, Zelma and Zulma. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wylma.

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