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

If you're desperate to honor an ancestor named Thelma, think Thea instead.

Famous People Named Thelma

Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon, First Lady of the U.S.
Thelma Ritter, American actress
Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker, American film editor
Thelma Alice Todd, American '30s actress
Thelma Ellen Wood, American sculptor

Pop Culture References for the name Thelma

Thelma Yvonne Dickinson, character in "Thelma and Louise"
Thelma Bates, character on "Hex"
Thelma Bloggs, character in "What a Misfortune" & "Draff"
Thelma Mae Harper, character on "Mama's Family"
Thelma "Tib" Muller, character in "Betsy-Tacy" series
Thelma "Trixie" Norton, character on "The Honeymooners"
Thelma Evans, character on TV's "Good Times"
Thelma Lou, character on "Andy Griffith" series

Telma, Thellma