Gender: Female Origin of Elma: Diminutive of names like Wilhelmina Meaning of Wilhelmina: German, feminine variation of Wilhelm, "resolute protection"

Elma Origin and Meaning

The name Elma is a girl's name .

Elma's rocking on the porch, with Thelma and Velma (and Wilhelmina too).

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rosebudstar Says:


A little close to Elmo unfortunately but a nice name still, maybe Alma or Elba

Spanglish Says:


A godsend answer to my Ava/Emma fatigue with extra cool points in the; vintage, unique and short-sweet categories. Love!

alyssum Says:


This also means "apple" in Turkish, so if you ever wanted to name your daughter Apple without the Gwyneth Paltrow associations, here's an option.

faithnamer Says:


I think this is a cute name, but it would probably be confused with Emma too often.