Velma

Heart
German
"will helmet"

Velma Origin and Meaning

The name Velma is a girl's name meaning "will helmet".

Velma likely originated as a phonetic spelling of the German name Wilma, itself derived from Wilhelmina. Velma Dinkley is a smart, if nerdy, character in Scooby Doo.

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Famous People Named Velma

  • Velma ScantleburyBarbadian,American transplant surgeon
  • Velma Bronn JohnstonAmerican animal advocate
  • Velma WallisAmerican Gwich'in Athabascan novelist
  • Velma PollardJamaican poet and novelist
  • Velma Maia ThomasAmerican historian and author
  • Velmanette MontgomeryAmerican politician from New York

Velma in Pop Culture

  • Velma Dinkleycharacter in "Scooby,Doo"
  • Velma Kellycharacter in musical "Chicago"
  • Velma von Tusslecharacter in musical "Hairspray"
  • Velmaminor character in Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye"