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I think of The Flinstones. I can't imagine a little girl with this frumpy name.
kayisforkeen  8/30/2018
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Makes me think of Fred's wife on The Flintstones but I don't suppose that's a bad thing. I quite like the name Wilma though.
Mr.Cheese  7/11/2016
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The name Wilma was given to 29 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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Wilma is such a beautiful, unique, vintage name! Makes me think of Wilma from The Flintstones, but I love the name nonetheless. :)
― Anonymous User  5/20/2015
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In England, especially Devon and Cornwall, the name Wilmot (described on BtN as masculine only) was heavily used for girls until well into modern times. It seems like an English version of Wilma that may work for parents wanting to name a daughter after a William but reject Wilma and Wilhelmina.
Just Jonquil  11/24/2014
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I prefer Willa too, but I like this name a lot more than I used to.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2013
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I prefer Willa. So much softer.
Dawson  12/19/2010
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I think it's an OK name. I think it's better than Wilhelmina, but I'm sorry I prefer Velma. But this is still a good name too. :)
walesgal92  5/27/2009
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To me, this is a bit of an ugly name. I think Billie would be a good nickname, though.
MtotheK  3/24/2009
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I go to boarding school with a Wilma and as such will never be able to see it as an "old lady's name". Nicknames include Wilms for everyday and Wilhemina for fun.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2009
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I always think of Wilma from the Flintstones. When I hear this name, I can just hear Fred Flintstone yelling "WILMA"!
bananarama  8/16/2008
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It's so funny how in English-speaking countries, this name sounds like the name of great-grandmothers or ugly, old, obese women, but in Finland, this name sounds youthful and is very common on elementary school girls! I imagine the name is pretty dated in German usage as well, but at least here in Finland, the name will much more likely make people think of a cute little girl than a grown woman, let alone an old, ugly one.
slight night shiver  5/13/2008
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I still love this name despite its association with the Flintstones and old ladies. My great-grandmother actually had her name legally changed from Sarah to Wilma in the 20's because she believed Sarah was extremely old-fashioned. Odd how times change.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2008
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Wilma was a regular in the American top 1,000 from the 1880s to the 1960s with its peak in 1920 (68th position), but nowadays conjures up old ladies (not to mention one of the Flintstones characters). It is not the case in Sweden, however, as there it is one of the top 10 girls' names and the pronunciation of the initial letter there is in this case like a 'v'.
freeserve.co.uk  10/31/2007
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It´s also the Czech and Slovak form.
Name Day: 7th January (Czech).
Karcoolka  7/9/2007
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Wilma Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee.
Hailey2006  11/26/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Wilma here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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In the show "Will and Grace", Karen often calls Will "Wilma" because he's gay.
frangg23  11/17/2005
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A famous bearer of this name was athlete Wilma Rudolph.
alberto  9/9/2005
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Wilma is the name of Barney's wife in the famous TV cartoon series 'The Flintstones'.
alberto  9/9/2005
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Correction: Wilma is Fred's wife in The Flinstones; Barney's wife is Betty.
gaelruadh19  10/10/2005
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I believe it to be a unique name.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2005

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