US Popularity:9016
Meaning:Will or volition
Thelma is a girl’s name of Greek origin. It’s believed to derive from the Greek word thelema, meaning “will” or “volition,” and was popularized by writer Marie Corelli in her 1887 novel Thelma. Today, it’s most commonly associated with the character Thelma Dickinson from the 1991 film Thelma & Louise. Hugely popular in the early 1900s, this name has a charming vintage feel that makes it a standout choice for baby.

Thelma Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Thelma is currently #2795 on The Bump
Girl:Thelma is currently #1239 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Thelma is currently #9016 in U.S. births
Girl:Thelma is currently #3855 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 1323
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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