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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 14 14 0
1883 18 18 0
1884 17 17 0
1885 23 23 0
1886 26 26 0
1887 22 22 0
1888 37 37 0
1889 40 40 0
1890 64 64 0
1891 59 59 0
1892 86 86 0
1893 81 81 0
1894 90 90 0
1895 99 99 0
1896 105 105 0
1897 131 131 0
1898 159 159 0
1899 235 235 0
1900 285 285 0
1901 245 245 0
1902 272 272 0
1903 293 293 0
1904 352 352 0
1905 357 357 0
1906 408 408 0
1907 525 525 0
1908 635 630 5
1909 650 645 5
1910 698 698 0
1911 914 914 0
1912 1,247 1,241 6 #99 girl name
1913 1,484 1,469 15 #92 girl name
1914 1,794 1,787 7 #95 girl name
1915 2,780 2,773 7 #80 girl name
1916 2,980 2,962 18 #82 girl name
1917 3,089 3,071 18 #82 girl name
1918 3,319 3,298 21 #82 girl name
1919 3,185 3,170 15 #86 girl name
1920 3,688 3,671 17 #78 girl name
1921 3,843 3,822 21 #72 girl name
1922 3,550 3,537 13 #77 girl name
1923 3,731 3,706 25 #74 girl name
1924 4,082 4,063 19 #67 girl name
1925 4,201 4,174 27 #62 girl name
1926 4,078 4,057 21 #67 girl name
1927 4,177 4,153 24 #68 girl name
1928 3,961 3,937 24 #69 girl name
1929 4,034 4,005 29 #66 girl name
1930 4,101 4,074 27 #68 girl name
1931 3,768 3,742 26 #69 girl name
1932 3,632 3,611 21 #65 girl name
1933 3,436 3,415 21 #66 girl name
1934 3,338 3,312 26 #73 girl name
1935 3,383 3,361 22 #70 girl name
1936 3,135 3,122 13 #78 girl name
1937 3,002 2,977 25 #80 girl name
1938 2,898 2,871 27 #85 girl name
1939 2,725 2,699 26 #87 girl name
1940 2,642 2,621 21 #93 girl name
1941 2,449 2,427 22
1942 2,475 2,456 19
1943 2,389 2,377 12
1944 2,144 2,127 17
1945 1,899 1,889 10
1946 1,925 1,914 11
1947 1,917 1,910 7
1948 1,749 1,740 9
1949 1,729 1,729 0
1950 1,662 1,655 7
1951 1,649 1,644 5
1952 1,433 1,422 11
1953 1,442 1,436 6
1954 1,307 1,301 6
1955 1,104 1,104 0
1956 1,081 1,081 0
1957 988 983 5
1958 892 892 0
1959 762 757 5
1960 719 719 0
1961 728 718 10
1962 585 585 0
1963 553 553 0
1964 458 458 0
1965 396 396 0
1966 338 338 0
1967 281 281 0
1968 225 225 0
1969 248 248 0
1970 202 202 0
1971 188 188 0
1972 141 141 0
1973 130 130 0
1974 114 114 0
1975 109 109 0
1976 102 102 0
1977 81 81 0
1978 88 88 0
1979 83 83 0
1980 78 78 0
1981 77 77 0
1982 81 81 0
1983 65 65 0
1984 53 53 0
1985 51 51 0
1986 56 56 0
1987 40 40 0
1988 50 50 0
1989 54 54 0
1990 59 59 0
1991 41 41 0
1992 45 45 0
1993 46 46 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 44 44 0
1996 31 31 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 30 30 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 34 34 0
2003 24 24 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 22 22 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 25 25 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 27 27 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 24 24 0
2013 30 30 0
2014 18 18 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilma" ranks #25 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 193 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 4,034 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 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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Wilma

The name "Wilma" is of American origin, and it means "Short form of Wilhelmina". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Amliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mwial". 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 Wilma born Apr 16, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

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. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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