Meaning & History
Probably a variant of WILMA
, based on the German pronunciation of that name. The spelling with an e
was perhaps due to the influence of SELMA
. This name has been in use since the 19th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vilma (Croatian), Vilma (Czech), Wilhelmina, Willemijn, Willemina, Elma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Willy, Wilma (Dutch), Vilhelmiina, Vilma (Finnish), Wilhelmina, Wilhelmine, Elma, Helma, Helmine, Minna, Vilma, Wilma (German), Vilma (Hungarian), Mien, Mina (Limburgish), Vilhelmina (Lithuanian), Wilhelmina (Polish), Vilma (Slovak), Vilma (Spanish), Vilhelmina, Vilma (Swedish)
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