Diminutive of Wilhelmina
"resolute protection"

Wilma Origin and Meaning

The name Wilma is a girl's name of German, Scottish, Swedish origin meaning "resolute protection".

In the US, Wilma is appears to be eternally fossilized in Bedrock as Fred Flintstone's wife, but in Sweden it's a Top 10 hottie. It did have its moment in the US--from 1912 to 1940 it was a Top 100 name. One notable namesake: track and field star Wilma Rudolph.

# 938 in the US

Wilma Rank in US Top 1000

Wilma Popularity

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Famous People Named Wilma

  • Wilma Glodean RudolphAmerican Olympic sprinter
  • (Wilma) Jeanne CooperAmerican actress
  • Wilma Pearl MankillerNative American Cherokee chief
  • Wilma L. VaughtAmerican Air Force brigadier general
  • Wilhelmine Maria Franziska "Wilma" NerudaLady Hallé, Czech violinist

Wilma in Pop Culture

  • Wilma Flintstonecharacter on "The Flintstones"
  • Wilma Tenderfootcharacter in a book series by Emma Kennedy
  • Wilma/Wilhelmina "Will" the Guardian of Quintessence in "W.I.T.C.H," a comic book and animated series
  • Wilmacharacter from movie "Dude, Where's My Car?"
  • Wilma Dean "Deanie" Loomischaracter in play/film "Splendor in the Grass"