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Gender: Female Origin of Velma: Origin disputed, possibly diminutive of Wilhelmina Meaning of Wilhelmina: German, feminine variation of Wilhelm, "resolute protection"

The name Velma is a girl's name . Velma and is often added to lists like Old People Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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Out playing bridge with Thelma and Selma.

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Famous People Named Velma

Velma Scantlebury, Barbadian-American transplant surgeon
Velma Bronn Johnston, American animal advocate
Velma Wallis, American Gwich'in Athabascan novelist
Velma Pollard, Jamaican poet and novelist
Velma Maia Thomas, American historian and author
Velmanette Montgomery, American politician from New York

Pop Culture References for the name Velma

Velma Dinkley, character in "Scooby-Doo"
Velma Kelly, character in musical "Chicago"
Velma von Tussle, character in musical "Hairspray"
Velma, minor character in Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye"

Vellma, Vilma, Vehlma