Name Thelma Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Thelma


Thelma is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Thelma

The name Thelma is an invention of the British author Marie Corelli for her novel of the same name in 1887. She used the name for a Norwegian protagonist, even though Thelma is not a Norwegian name. Thelma possibly is of Greek origin.

What is the meaning of the name Thelma?

Thelma means “will”, “volition” or “desire” (from Greek “θέλημα/thelema”).

Pronunciation of Thelma

Variants of the name Thelma


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Popularity of the name Thelma

The name Thelma is ranked #5791 overall.

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