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Thelma

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How popular is the baby name Thelma in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 7 7 0
1886 12 12 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 15 15 0
1889 24 24 0
1890 22 22 0
1891 25 25 0
1892 33 33 0
1893 42 42 0
1894 70 70 0
1895 173 173 0
1896 265 260 5
1897 425 419 6
1898 605 605 0 #99 girl name
1899 736 736 0 #78 girl name
1900 1,094 1,094 0 #73 girl name
1901 1,090 1,090 0 #57 girl name
1902 1,315 1,309 6 #52 girl name
1903 1,488 1,479 9 #47 girl name
1904 1,766 1,757 9 #37 girl name
1905 1,955 1,945 10 #36 girl name
1906 2,126 2,114 12 #31 girl name
1907 2,352 2,339 13 #28 girl name
1908 2,534 2,526 8 #26 girl name
1909 2,624 2,612 12 #26 girl name
1910 2,993 2,976 17 #25 girl name
1911 3,178 3,166 12 #27 girl name
1912 4,203 4,183 20 #26 girl name
1913 4,624 4,595 29 #26 girl name
1914 5,519 5,496 23 #26 girl name
1915 6,790 6,762 28 #30 girl name
1916 7,320 7,290 30 #29 girl name
1917 7,272 7,244 28 #32 girl name
1918 7,785 7,741 44 #32 girl name
1919 7,600 7,558 42 #31 girl name
1920 7,847 7,815 32 #31 girl name
1921 7,870 7,838 32 #30 girl name
1922 7,279 7,252 27 #31 girl name
1923 7,408 7,379 29 #31 girl name
1924 7,361 7,316 45 #33 girl name
1925 6,865 6,824 41 #35 girl name
1926 6,620 6,584 36 #36 girl name
1927 6,333 6,306 27 #38 girl name
1928 6,010 5,977 33 #40 girl name
1929 5,509 5,477 32 #41 girl name
1930 5,281 5,247 34 #45 girl name
1931 4,476 4,439 37 #53 girl name
1932 4,299 4,272 27 #51 girl name
1933 3,662 3,637 25 #57 girl name
1934 3,678 3,648 30 #65 girl name
1935 3,218 3,186 32 #76 girl name
1936 3,230 3,198 32 #74 girl name
1937 3,079 3,060 19 #78 girl name
1938 2,880 2,864 16 #86 girl name
1939 2,720 2,696 24 #88 girl name
1940 2,470 2,459 11
1941 2,378 2,368 10
1942 2,270 2,257 13
1943 2,220 2,208 12
1944 2,010 1,996 14
1945 1,860 1,855 5
1946 1,802 1,794 8
1947 1,913 1,901 12
1948 1,774 1,764 10
1949 1,636 1,627 9
1950 1,455 1,455 0
1951 1,528 1,528 0
1952 1,370 1,364 6
1953 1,295 1,290 5
1954 1,248 1,240 8
1955 1,120 1,109 11
1956 1,074 1,074 0
1957 966 966 0
1958 850 844 6
1959 898 898 0
1960 845 838 7
1961 778 773 5
1962 756 751 5
1963 729 722 7
1964 653 653 0
1965 578 578 0
1966 476 476 0
1967 388 388 0
1968 405 400 5
1969 318 318 0
1970 273 273 0
1971 282 282 0
1972 225 225 0
1973 220 220 0
1974 238 238 0
1975 198 198 0
1976 193 193 0
1977 195 195 0
1978 171 171 0
1979 164 164 0
1980 149 149 0
1981 152 152 0
1982 152 152 0
1983 118 118 0
1984 122 122 0
1985 101 101 0
1986 105 105 0
1987 92 92 0
1988 84 84 0
1989 95 95 0
1990 92 92 0
1991 86 86 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 72 72 0
1994 70 70 0
1995 79 79 0
1996 48 48 0
1997 41 41 0
1998 62 62 0
1999 48 48 0
2000 50 50 0
2001 57 57 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 40 40 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 34 34 0
2007 28 28 0
2008 30 30 0
2009 34 34 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 14 14 0
2012 27 27 0
2013 19 19 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 27 27 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Thelma baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226,313 babies born with the name Thelma in the United States. That's more than enough Thelmas to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (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 "Thelma" was in 1921 with a total of 7,838 babies. (That's a lot of baby Thelmas)

According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Thelma" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 62 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of 4,624 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Thelma

The name "Thelma" is of Greek origin, and it means "Will". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1947 to 1968. Thelma was born in 1905 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Thelma Todd

Thelma Todd is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1926 to 1935. Thelma was born in 1905 as Thelma Alice Todd in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in R&B, soul, disco, and quiet storm music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Thelma was born in 1946 as Thelma Jackson in Leland, Mississippi, United States.

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Louise Mandrell

Louise Mandrell is a singer and entertainer specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Louise was born in 1954 as Thelma Louise Mandrell.

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Patricia Nixon

Patricia Nixon is a first lady. Patricia was born in 1912 as Thelma Catherine Ryan in Ely, Nevada, U.S.

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Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Thelma was born in 1940 as Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker in Algiers, French Algeria.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Thelma

Thelma And Louise
Thelma And Louise Ending
Thelma And Louise Quotes
Thelma Good Times
Thelma Madrigal
Thelma Riley
Thelma Wright

Alternative Meanings

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for life, that you live so well.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Amleht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mlhtae". 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 Thelma born Sep 18, 1956

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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 USA South-East approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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