PRONOUNCED: VIL-mah (German, Dutch), WIL-mah (Dutch), WIL-mə (English) [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of WILHELMINA
. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
VARIANTS: Elma, Helma, Minna, Vilma (German), Elma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Willy (Dutch), Velma (English) OTHER LANGUAGES: Vilma (Croatian), Vilma (Czech), Vilma, Helmi, Miina, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmiina, Vilhelmina (Finnish), Vilma (Hungarian), Mien, Mina (Limburgish), Vilhelmina (Lithuanian), Wilhelmina (Polish), Vilma (Slovak), Vilma (Spanish), Vilhelmina, Vilma, Helmi (Swedish)
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