Given Name THELMA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: THEL-mə   [details]

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.

Categories

actresses, currently out of the US top 1000, Family Guy characters, fictional characters, first ladies of the USA, literature
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Telma (Portuguese)