Name: Elma

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elma

  • Meaning:
    Helmet
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Nourishing; refreshing
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (EL mah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elma

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Feminine form of Elmo, or variant on the Germanic name Alma.
    The name is linked to a family of Gothic kings but can also be explained through the Latin verb 'alma' which means nourishing.
    Also a short form of names ending in elma.
    In Scotland, Elma is used as a diminutive of Wilhelmina, and has also been used as a blend of two names, Elizabeth Mary.

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