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Wilma

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Short form of Wilhelmina
  • #491 All Time
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How popular is the name "Wilma" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880550
188110100
188214140
188318180
188417170
188523230
188626260
188722220
188837370
188940400
189064640
189159590
189286860
189381810
189490900
189599990
18961051050
18971311310
18981591590
18992352350
19002852850
19012452450
19022722720
19032932930
19043523520
19053573570
19064084080
19075255250
19086356305
19096506455
19106986980
19119149140
19121,2471,2416#99 girl name
19131,4841,46915#92 girl name
19141,7941,7877#95 girl name
19152,7802,7737#80 girl name
19162,9802,96218#82 girl name
19173,0893,07118#82 girl name
19183,3193,29821#82 girl name
19193,1853,17015#86 girl name
19203,6883,67117#78 girl name
19213,8433,82221#72 girl name
19223,5503,53713#77 girl name
19233,7313,70625#74 girl name
19244,0824,06319#67 girl name
19254,2014,17427#62 girl name
19264,0784,05721#67 girl name
19274,1774,15324#68 girl name
19283,9613,93724#69 girl name
19294,0344,00529#66 girl name
19304,1014,07427#68 girl name
19313,7683,74226#69 girl name
19323,6323,61121#65 girl name
19333,4363,41521#66 girl name
19343,3383,31226#73 girl name
19353,3833,36122#70 girl name
19363,1353,12213#78 girl name
19373,0022,97725#80 girl name
19382,8982,87127#85 girl name
19392,7252,69926#87 girl name
19402,6422,62121#93 girl name
19412,4492,42722
19422,4752,45619
19432,3892,37712
19442,1442,12717
19451,8991,88910
19461,9251,91411
19471,9171,9107
19481,7491,7409
19491,7291,7290
19501,6621,6557
19511,6491,6445
19521,4331,42211
19531,4421,4366
19541,3071,3016
19551,1041,1040
19561,0811,0810
19579889835
19588928920
19597627575
19607197190
196172871810
19625855850
19635535530
19644584580
19653963960
19663383380
19672812810
19682252250
19692482480
19702022020
19711881880
19721411410
19731301300
19741141140
19751091090
19761021020
197781810
197888880
197983830
198078780
198177770
198281810
198365650
198453530
198551510
198656560
198740400
198850500
198954540
199059590
199141410
199245450
199346460
199439390
199544440
199631310
199733330
199830300
199936360
200025250
200122220
200234340
200324240
200425250
200523230
200622220
200724240
200825250
200930300
201027270
201127270
201224240
201330300
201418180

Want to know about the populiarty of Wilma? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,392 babies born with the name Wilma in the United States. That's more than enough Wilmas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wilma" was in 1925 with a total of 4,174 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wilmas)

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilma" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 48 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 698 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Wilma" mean?

Wilma (American): Short form of Wilhelmina

The name "Wilma" is of American origin and it means "Short form of Wilhelmina". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Amliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iwlam". 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.

Where is the name Wilma popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Wilma in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Wilma

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph is a sportsperson. Wilma was born in 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, United States.

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Wilma Geldof

Wilma was born in 1962.

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Past life for Wilma born Feb 24, 1934

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 Central Africa approximately on 625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Wilma

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