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Wilma

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wilma mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wilma

User Submitted Origins

English
60%
Hebrew
18%
African
13%
German
6%
Dutch
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Tennessee, U.S., the name Wilma is of African / English origin and means "Warrior".
  2. A user from the United States says the name Wilma is of English origin and means "Brave, protector".
  3. A user from South Africa says the name Wilma means "Resolute protector".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Wilma is of African origin and means "Will helmet or protection".
  5. A submission from Philippines says the name Wilma means "Smart" and is of English origin.
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  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages, a contraction of Wilhelmina.

Wilma was also found in the following language(s): German, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Wilma

Notable Persons Named Wilma

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was an athlete. Wilma was born on June 23rd, 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, United States. She left this life on November 12th, 1994.

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Dixie Lee

Dixie was given the name Wilma Winifred Wyatt on November 4th, 1911 in Harriman, Tennessee, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 1st, 1952.

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Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper was an actress. She was most active from 1953 to 1953. Jeanne was given the name Wilma Jeanne Cooper on October 25th, 1928 in Taft, California, U.S. She left this life on May 8th, 2013.

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Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller was a Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee. Wilma was born on November 18th, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She passed away on April 6th, 2010.

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Wilma Flintstone

Wilma Flintstone is a housewife, journalist, and catering.

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Wilma Elles

Wilma Elles is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Wilma was born on October 18th, 1986 in Cologne.

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  • Wilma Vaught
  • Wilma Pastrana
    First Lady of Puerto Rico
  • Wilma Reading
  • Wilma Mansveld
    Manager
  • Wilma Neruda
  • Wilma Goich
    Singer
  • Wilma Liebman
    Attorney
  • Wilma Olson
  • Wilma Arizapana
  • Wilma De Angelis
    Singing
  • Wilma van den Berg
  • Wilma Alba Cal
    Musician
  • Wilma Labate
    Film Director
  • Wilma van Velsen
    Athlete

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilma

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilma

Eva Wilma

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Eva was given the name Ewa Wilma Rilfles on December 14th, 1933 in São Paulo. Eva is also known as Rilfles and Eva Wilma.

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Fun Facts about the name Wilma

  • What name lists does Wilma rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wilma? Wilma is the 510th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Wilma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,601 babies born with the first name Wilma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilma to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wilma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilma is Friday, March 12th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilma was in 1925 with a total of 4,174 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wilma!
  • Random Wilma Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilma ranks 25th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 203 babies in Oklahoma have the same name in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Wilma: The name spelled backwards is Amliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Walim. How do you pronounce that?
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