Literary invention for a Norwegian character

Thelma Origin and Meaning

The name Thelma is a girl's name of Norwegian origin.
Though most parents seeking to honor an ancestor named Thelma, would choose Thea instead, Thelma might have some funky appeal. It was extremely rare until British writer Marie Corelli used it for the Norwegian heroine of her eponymous novel in 1893. Thelma was the birth name of First Lady Nancy Reagan.

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Famous People Named Thelma

  • Thelma Catherine "Pat" NixonFirst Lady of the U.S.
  • Thelma RitterAmerican actress
  • Thelma Colbert SchoonmakerAmerican film editor
  • Thelma Alice ToddAmerican '30s actress
  • Thelma Ellen WoodAmerican sculptor
  • Thelma HoustonAmerican singer
  • Thelma "Butterfly" McQueenAmerican actress

Thelma in Pop Culture

  • Thelma Yvonne Dickinsoncharacter in "Thelma and Louise"
  • Thelma Batescharacter on "Hex"
  • Thelma Bloggscharacter in "What a Misfortune" & "Draff"
  • Thelma Mae Harpercharacter on "Mama's Family"
  • Thelma "Tib" Mullercharacter in "Betsy,Tacy" series
  • Thelma "Trixie" Nortoncharacter on "The Honeymooners"
  • Thelma Evanscharacter on TV's "Good Times"
  • Thelma Loucharacter on "Andy Griffith" series
  • Thelmacharacter in "The Last Time I Saw Mother" by Arlene J. Chai, adoptive mother of main character Caridad