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Wilma

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140k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilma

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

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  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 Named Wilma

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 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 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 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 is a housewife, journalist, and catering.

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilma

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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How popular is the baby 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 3,842 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 4,083 4,064 19 #67 girl name
1925 4,201 4,174 27 #62 girl name
1926 4,077 4,056 21 #67 girl name
1927 4,177 4,153 24 #68 girl name
1928 3,961 3,937 24 #69 girl name
1929 4,036 4,007 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 3,437 3,416 21 #66 girl name
1934 3,336 3,310 26 #73 girl name
1935 3,386 3,364 22 #70 girl name
1936 3,136 3,123 13 #78 girl name
1937 3,002 2,977 25 #80 girl name
1938 2,898 2,871 27 #85 girl name
1939 2,724 2,698 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 1,728 1,728 0
1950 1,662 1,655 7
1951 1,650 1,645 5
1952 1,434 1,423 11
1953 1,442 1,436 6
1954 1,308 1,302 6
1955 1,103 1,103 0
1956 1,081 1,081 0
1957 988 983 5
1958 891 891 0
1959 761 756 5
1960 722 722 0
1961 727 717 10
1962 583 583 0
1963 554 554 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 40 40 0
1995 45 45 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 31 31 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 24 24 0
2002 34 34 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 24 24 0
2006 22 22 0
2007 24 24 0
2008 26 26 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 28 28 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 24 24 0
2013 31 31 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 30 30 0
2016 21 21 0

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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

Fun Facts about the name Wilma

  • How Popular is the name Wilma? Wilma is the 497th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Wilma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,464 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 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilma ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 27 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1924.
  • 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 Wmlai. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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