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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.
-- freeserve.co.uk  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

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