Name: Thelma

Origin and Meaning of the Name Thelma

  • Meaning:
    Will; wish
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (THEL mah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Thelma)
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Miscellaneous Info for Thelma

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Possibly from the Greek 'thelema' (wish, act of will). The name was probably coined by the author Marie Corelli in her novel "Thelma, A Norwegian Princess." The name does not have any apparently relation to the Norwegian language.

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