Gender: Female Meaning of Wilma: "resolute protection" Origin of Wilma: Diminutive of Wilhelmina

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Wilma

Wilmyne, Wilmetta, Valma, Vilma, Wylma, Wilmanie, Wilmette, Wilmayra, Williemae, Wilmina


Daiseymae Says:


It still is unattractive to me.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I certainly prefer this to Wilhelmina or Willa, but the Flintstones association may be too much for the name to overcome. Don't use this if you already have a Fred. 😀

ElsaAnne Says:


I'd love to see little Wilma's running around, I hope it makes a comeback soon!

Floris Says:


I like Wilma. To me it just sounds more pleasant than Willa, which reminds me too much of "villa"...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Marginally better than Wilhelmina, though I still heavily associate this name with the Flintstones. Old-fashioned names seem to be coming back in style though, and if Willa has a chance-why not Wilma?

Catastroffy Says:


This seems to have a reputation of being an ugly name. I'm not too fond of it myself.