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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.THEL-mə
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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. It was a rare name when British author Marie Corelli used it for the Norwegian heroine of her novel 'Thelma' (1887). The name became popular around the end of the 19th century after the novel was published. It is sometimes claimed to derive from Greek θελημα (thelema) meaning "will", though this seems unlikely.
Other Languages & CulturesTelma Portuguese

Categories

actresses, currently out of the US top 1000, Family Guy characters, fictional characters, first ladies of the USA, literature, The Man in the High Castle characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute