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Velma

First Name
87k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Velma

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

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  1. A female given name coined in the end of the nineteenth century, in analogy with Thelma and Wilma.

Notable Persons With the Name Velma

Velma Dinkley is a fictional character.

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Velma Barfield is a criminal.

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Velma Kelly is a noteworthy person.

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Velma Wallis is a novelist. Velma was born in 1960 in Near Fort Yukon, Alaska.

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Velma Middleton was a jazz singing. She plays Human voice. Velma was born Velma Middleton on September 1st, 1917. She breathed her last breath on February 10th, 1961.

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Velma Scantlebury is a transplant surgeon. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Velma was given the name Velma Patricia Scantlebury on October 6th, 1955 in Goodland, St. Michael Parish, Barbados. Velma is also known as Velma Scantlebury-White.

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How popular is the baby 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 #94 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 1,571 1,557 14 #89 girl name
1914 1,802 1,794 8 #92 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 2,292 2,272 20
1925 2,199 2,177 22
1926 2,137 2,119 18
1927 2,298 2,287 11
1928 2,303 2,290 13
1929 1,943 1,929 14
1930 1,933 1,918 15
1931 1,765 1,755 10
1932 1,715 1,692 23
1933 1,489 1,481 8
1934 1,435 1,426 9
1935 1,366 1,353 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 1,001 1,001 0
1942 1,050 1,050 0
1943 1,044 1,044 0
1944 946 935 11
1945 869 862 7
1946 880 874 6
1947 849 849 0
1948 871 871 0
1949 804 798 6
1950 828 828 0
1951 797 797 0
1952 705 705 0
1953 740 740 0
1954 750 745 5
1955 646 636 10
1956 690 690 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 109 109 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
2015 6 6 0

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Popularity of Velma as a first name

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Popularity of Velma as a last name

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Common last names for Velma

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • Hall
  • Walker
  • Allen

Fun Facts about the name Velma

  • How Popular is the name Velma? Velma is the 692nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Velma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,037 babies born with the first name Velma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Velma to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Velma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Velma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Velma is Saturday, July 18th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Velma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Velma was in 1921 with a total of 2,606 babies. That's a lot of babies named Velma!
  • Random Velma Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Velma ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Velma: Your name in reverse order is Amlev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lemav. How do you pronounce that?

What Velma's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Velma mean?

Vis for versatile, your changeable nature.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Mis for mighty, your inner strength.

Ais for assertive, a great leader

Name poster for Velma

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.