Origin: Old German
Meaning: “will helmet, protection”
variant of Wilhelmina
Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Billie, Billy, Willie, Willy, Willma,
Willow, Wilmina, Wylma
Phrases you might say or hear someday:
Wilma entered her poem in a contest.
Ladies don’t behave that way, Wilma
Wilma needs a ride home from the library.
1. Wilma Pearl Mankiller (1945–2010), first female Chief
of the Cherokee Nation
2. Wilma Glodean Rudolph (1940–94) American athlete.
3. Wilma Lee Cooper (b. 1921), American bluegrass
country music entertainer. born Wilma Lee Leary
Wilma Middle Names