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Velma

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Strong-willed Warrior
  • #687 All Time
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How popular is the name "Velma" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 16 16 0
1881 19 19 0
1882 17 17 0
1883 25 25 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 33 33 0
1887 59 59 0
1888 67 67 0
1889 72 72 0
1890 96 96 0
1891 103 103 0
1892 146 146 0
1893 156 156 0
1894 196 196 0
1895 208 208 0
1896 249 249 0
1897 280 280 0
1898 331 331 0
1899 334 334 0
1900 426 426 0
1901 393 388 5
1902 526 526 0
1903 589 589 0 #99 girl name
1904 621 615 6
1905 722 722 0 #95 girl name
1906 721 721 0 #94 girl name
1907 860 854 6 #90 girl name
1908 866 860 6 #90 girl name
1909 865 857 8 #92 girl name
1910 1,043 1,035 8 #90 girl name
1911 1,053 1,045 8 #90 girl name
1912 1,408 1,403 5 #88 girl name
1913 1,570 1,556 14 #89 girl name
1914 1,802 1,794 8 #93 girl name
1915 2,299 2,287 12 #94 girl name
1916 2,330 2,319 11 #99 girl name
1917 2,422 2,411 11 #99 girl name
1918 2,452 2,439 13
1919 2,362 2,340 22
1920 2,509 2,491 18
1921 2,613 2,606 7
1922 2,376 2,366 10
1923 2,350 2,338 12
1924 2,291 2,271 20
1925 2,199 2,177 22
1926 2,138 2,120 18
1927 2,299 2,288 11
1928 2,304 2,291 13
1929 1,941 1,927 14
1930 1,933 1,918 15
1931 1,765 1,755 10
1932 1,714 1,691 23
1933 1,489 1,481 8
1934 1,435 1,426 9
1935 1,365 1,352 13
1936 1,192 1,181 11
1937 1,222 1,217 5
1938 1,170 1,160 10
1939 1,072 1,067 5
1940 995 987 8
1941 1,002 1,002 0
1942 1,051 1,051 0
1943 1,043 1,043 0
1944 945 934 11
1945 869 862 7
1946 879 873 6
1947 849 849 0
1948 871 871 0
1949 805 799 6
1950 827 827 0
1951 798 798 0
1952 706 706 0
1953 740 740 0
1954 749 744 5
1955 645 635 10
1956 691 691 0
1957 669 669 0
1958 499 499 0
1959 552 552 0
1960 558 558 0
1961 524 524 0
1962 465 465 0
1963 406 406 0
1964 393 393 0
1965 364 364 0
1966 299 299 0
1967 273 273 0
1968 222 222 0
1969 191 191 0
1970 181 181 0
1971 167 167 0
1972 120 120 0
1973 131 131 0
1974 110 110 0
1975 94 94 0
1976 95 95 0
1977 76 76 0
1978 83 83 0
1979 78 78 0
1980 78 78 0
1981 83 83 0
1982 58 58 0
1983 55 55 0
1984 49 49 0
1985 35 35 0
1986 43 43 0
1987 41 41 0
1988 37 37 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 33 33 0
1991 40 40 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 12 12 0
1997 12 12 0
1998 16 16 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 12 12 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 5 5 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 10 10 0
2010 9 9 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 5 5 0
2013 9 9 0
2014 13 13 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Velma? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,029 babies born with the name Velma in the United States. That's more than enough Velmas to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Velma" was in 1921 with a total of 2,606 babies. (That's a lot of baby Velmas)

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Velma" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 30 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 2,613 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Velma popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Velma" mean? The list below shows the origins of Velma as well as things modernly associated with the name Velma such as celebrities named Velma.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Velma

The name "Velma" is of Greek origin, and it means "Strong-willed Warrior". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for love, everlasting.

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Amlev". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mavle". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Velma born Jan 15, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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