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Wilma (F)>

Wilma (female)

Variants:Vilma (F)
Pet Name for:Williamina (F)
Derivative(s):Wilmetta (F) Wilmette (F)
Derivative of:Wilhelmina (F)
Masculine form:William (M) Wilmer (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Personal communication [LPC]

English. Originally a German pet name for Wilhelmina, Wilma is now used independently as a given name as a feminine form of William from Old German "helmet of resolution" or "helmet of desire".

A correspondent [LPC] notes that Wilma can also be a pet name for the Scottish name Williamina.