Velma

Velma - A very unique female name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Velma appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #90. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Velma and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Velma? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Velma. The baby girl name Velma was given to 5 baby girls in 1998, ranking #4872 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 299,227 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Velma peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1912 on position 88.



Famous with this name

Velma Middleton
Velma Dunn
Velma Connor


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Velma is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Velma is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,346 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,346.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Velma is where you live.


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Velma origin and meaning

Velma is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Velma, pop culture references for the name Velma and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Velma

We've found the following names that sound similar to Velma, sorted by popularity.

Vilma / Valene / Velna / Velina / Velen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19984872
19934889
19912762
19902706
19882597
19872359
19862075
19852512
19841848
19832303
19821714
19811535
19801637
19791526
19781749
19771492
19761255
19751366
19741159
1973913
1972985
1971843
1970801
1969744
1968646
1967563
1966555
1965493
1964485
1963477
1962439
1961431
1960411
1959397
1958418
1957352
1956330
1955341
1954310
1953300
1952299
1951281
1950265
1949272
1948254
1947265
1946243
1945221
1944214
1943202
1942198
1941192
1940189
1939176
1938174
1937166
1936166
1935149
1934142
1933137
1932133
1931132
1930127
1929128
1928114
1927118
1926124
1925128
1924123
1923116
1922113
1921108
1920105
1919104
1918103
191798
191699
191594
191491
191389
191288
191190
191090

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1346

Even more about Velma


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Velma a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Velma?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1912
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Velma
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 299,227
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
1998 births +5

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