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A famous bearer of this name: Velma Kelly, the sinful character in the Broadway musical Chicago. Catherine Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her portrayal of this character in the film version of the musical.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
Velma is one of the girls in the "Scooby Doo" cartoon series.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Another named derived from Wilma or Wilhemina is Valma. Valma is my mum's name, unfortunately people repeatedly call her Velma or Valerie.
E.J  3/15/2006
I love Velma. It's superbly retro. I think once people shake-off the Scooby associations, all the cool girls will be named Velma.
TheLastMontague  7/12/2007
Sounds very American (in some cases Canadian) to me, but it's an old-fashioned name, one which I find hideous. I don't think this name is ever likely to shake off its Scooby Doo associations, for some associations tend to be around for eternity. I don't think any cool girl of the future will be given this name but they'll probably have other names - one of them probably being Daphne, which isn't as strongly associated with Scooby Doo as Velma is.  10/31/2007
This name doesn't really sound modern to me. It sounds like Selma and Thelma, which sound old-fashioned. This sounds like the name of a rather unattractive, obese middle-aged woman. In the 70s. Not a pretty name.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
This name is too heavily associated with the geek from Scooby-Doo to be used anymore.
bananarama  10/8/2008
Don't name your daughter unless you think there is a good chance she will be solving mysteries with a talking dog.
number1212  1/6/2009
I think it's a really groovy, retro name. Reminds me of Velma Dinkley from Scooby Doo. I really like it, it sounds Germanic. :)
walesgal92  2/17/2009
It's honestly kind of seventies yet sexy.
silly_rabbit  4/5/2009
Also, I'd like to say that I don't think that Velma is a variant of Wilma at all, but actually it is more likely to be a variant of Valda, which means "power" or "rule", or a variant of Velda, which means "inspired" or "wise". Most likely the latter, in fact, and other sources agree. :)
walesgal92  6/19/2009
Dame Edna Everage has a (fictional?) daughter named Velma Everage.
walesgal92  7/19/2009
I think I prefer Thelma & Selma, but it's nice. I agree that you'll never shake the "Scooby-Doo nerd" link, and I also think of Velma Kelly from Chicago.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  5/13/2015
Velma is such a cute, unique, pretty vintage name! :) Makes me think of Velma from Scooby-Doo, but I love the name nonetheless. :D.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2015
I'm slightly confused by the idea that "Velma" is the German pronunciation of "Wilma". As a native speaker, those two are definitely pronounced differently (the V and W sound somewhat similar, but e and i are distinct sounds, maybe even more so than in English). I would also have pegged Wilma as a genuine German(ic) name, while Velma has a rather English/American feel. It's the e, I guess - all the European variants I know have an I as their first vowel. [noted -ed]
Nevian  4/3/2016
The name Velma was given to 6 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016

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