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Gender: F Origin of Thelma: Literary invention for a Norwegian character

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Famous People Named Thelma

Thelma Ritter, character actress
Thelma "Pat" Nixon, First Lady
Thelma Todd, '30s star and murder victim
Thelma Wood, sculptor
Thelma Schoonmaker, American film editor of such films as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Aviator, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street etc.

Pop Culture References for the Name Thelma

Thelma from "Thelma and Louise"
Thelma Bloggs, character in Samuel Beckett's short stories "What a Misfortune" and "Draff" (from "More Pricks That Kicks," 1934); "fairly young person with expectations, Belacqua Shuah's second wife, dies on honeymoon"
Thelma Harper (aka Mama) from "Mama's Family"

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