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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.VIL-ma German
VIL-mah Dutch
WIL-mah Dutch
WIL-mə English
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Meaning & History

Short form of WILHELMINA. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
VariantsElma, Helma, Minna, Vilma German Elma, Helma, Mien, Mina, Wil, Willy Dutch Velma English
Masculine FormsWilhelm German Wilhelmus, Willem Dutch William English
Other Languages & CulturesVilma Croatian Vilma Czech Vilma, Helmi, Iina, Miina, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmiina Finnish Vilma Hungarian Mien, Mina Limburgish Vilhelmina Lithuanian Vilma Portuguese Vilma Slovak Vilma Spanish Vilma, Helmi, Mimmi, Minna, Vilhelmina Swedish

Categories

currently out of the US top 1000, retired Atlantic hurricane names, Stephen King characters, storms, top 10 in Sweden
Entry updated July 2, 2017