[ 2 syll. vel-ma, ve-lma ] The baby girl name Velma is pronounced VAHLMaa- †. Velma's origin is Germanic, and its use, English and Italian. Velma is a contraction of Wilhelmina (Dutch, English, German, and Polish).
See also the related form, Wilma (English, German, Italian, and Scottish).
Velma is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1907, 0.253% of baby girls were given the name Velma. It had a ranking of #90 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is of only very light use today. Within all girl names in its family, Velma was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2015.
Baby names that sound like Velma include Valene (English), Valmai, Valyn (English), Velna (English), Wilma (English, German, Italian, and Scottish), Valione, Vellammo, Vellamo, Violaine, Vilhelmina (Scandinavian), Vilhelmine (Scandinavian), Violaney, Violani, Vyolani, Wilhelmina (Dutch, English, German, and Polish), Valmae, and Valmay.
† Pronunciation for Velma: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"