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Wilma

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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 3,842 3,821 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 4,077 4,056 21 #67 girl name
1927 4,178 4,154 24 #68 girl name
1928 3,961 3,937 24 #69 girl name
1929 4,035 4,006 29 #66 girl name
1930 4,102 4,075 27 #68 girl name
1931 3,768 3,742 26 #69 girl name
1932 3,632 3,611 21 #65 girl name
1933 3,437 3,416 21 #66 girl name
1934 3,337 3,311 26 #73 girl name
1935 3,384 3,362 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 2,390 2,378 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 1,751 1,742 9
1949 1,729 1,729 0
1950 1,662 1,655 7
1951 1,649 1,644 5
1952 1,434 1,423 11
1953 1,442 1,436 6
1954 1,308 1,302 6
1955 1,104 1,104 0
1956 1,080 1,080 0
1957 988 983 5
1958 891 891 0
1959 762 757 5
1960 720 720 0
1961 727 717 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 47 47 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 44 44 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 31 31 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 24 24 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 19 19 0
2015 29 29 0

Fun Facts about the name Wilma

  • How many people with the first name Wilma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,433 babies born with the first name Wilma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilma to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wilma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilma is Friday, March 12th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Wilma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilma was in 1925 with a total of 4,174 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wilma!
  • Random Wilma Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilma ranks 34th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 132 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Wilma: Your name in reverse order is Amliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aiwlm. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Wilma as a first name

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Popularity of Wilma as a last name

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Common last names for Wilma

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Allen
  • Lewis

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.

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a contraction of Wilhelmina.
  2. A substitute for wilco when used for the phonetic W.

Wilma was also found in the following language(s): German and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Wilma

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was an athlete. Wilma was born on June 23rd, 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, United States. She left this life on November 12th, 1994.

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Dixie Lee

Dixie Lee was a leading person. Dixie was given the name Wilma Winifred Wyatt on November 4th, 1911 in Harriman, Tennessee, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 1st, 1952.

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Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper was an actress. She was most active from 1953 to 1953. Jeanne was given the name Wilma Jeanne Cooper on October 25th, 1928 in Taft, California, U.S. She left this life on May 8th, 2013.

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Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller was a Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee. Wilma was born on November 18th, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She passed away on April 6th, 2010.

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Wilma Flintstone

Wilma Flintstone is a housewife, journalist, and catering.

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Wilma Elles

Wilma Elles is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Wilma was born on October 18th, 1986 in Cologne.

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  • Wilma Vaught
    (important somebody)
  • Wilma Pastrana
    (First Lady of Puerto Rico)
  • Wilma Reading
    (important human)
  • Wilma Mansveld
    (manager)
  • Wilma Neruda
    (famous person)
  • Wilma Goich
    (singer)
  • Wilma Liebman
    (attorney)
  • Wilma Olson
    (famous individual)
  • Wilma Arizapana
    (famous human)
  • Wilma De Angelis
    (singing)
  • Wilma van den Berg
    (famed human)
  • Wilma Alba Cal
    (musician)
  • Wilma Labate
    (film director)
  • Wilma van Velsen
    (athlete)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilma

Eva Wilma

Eva Wilma is a famous person. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Eva was given the name Ewa Wilma Rilfles on December 14th, 1933 in São Paulo. Eva is also known as Rilfles and Eva Wilma.

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What does the name Wilma mean?

Wis for wonder, the child in us all.

Iis for immense, are your great qualities

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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