Velma
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
VEL-mə
Meaning
Stout protector
Like the Name Velma?
BOYS
GIRLS
+ Velma
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Velma"

Velma is most likely a diminutive of Wilma, a short form of Wilhelmina. Wilhelmina originates in German language and means "stout protector" or "will to protect". It is a feminine form of Wilhelm or William, which ultimately derives from the Germanic name Willahelm. It is a typical name used in Europe for female royalty. In the English-speaking countries, Velma has been used since the 19th century.

Popularity of the Name Velma
Also Spelled Like...

Vellma, Velmah

Famous Velmas

Velma Howard - published author
Velma Middleton - jazz artist

+ Add a Name ·
Do you like the name Velma?
Discussion on the name Velma
Weekly Prize Big thumb img 0011 1 300x300

Squatchi is an at-home kids shoe sizer and foot growth-chart keepsake. Use it right at home so you don’t have to drag your kids to store where they’ll make a fuss because they’re bored. You can do all the shopping for them and feel confident that you know their correct shoe size. Squatchi has a rounded heel cup to ensure accurate sizing for ages 0-12 (sizes 2T-5Y).Features & Benefits:Accurately measures kids feeteasy to useUnbreakableKeepsake--mark each time you measure your kids with initials and date and...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.