Infographic of Elma name meaning, which is “The soothing one,” in allusion to the North American elm, Ulmus fulva, whose fragrant inner bark was much esteemed as a demulcent or soothing medicinal application.
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Elma Name Popularity

How popular is the name Elma? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 239 223 0.0633%
1911 250 205 0.0551%
1912 233 337 0.0668%
1913 240 366 0.0646%
1914 238 467 0.067%
1915 244 558 0.0614%
1916 246 599 0.062%
1917 255 556 0.0556%
1918 245 643 0.0599%
1919 259 572 0.0546%
1920 264 583 0.0524%
1921 262 595 0.052%
1922 266 558 0.0501%
1923 288 462 0.0412%
1924 283 501 0.0431%
1925 298 460 0.0407%
1926 313 415 0.0377%
1927 307 435 0.0393%
1928 321 383 0.0358%
1929 343 323 0.0312%
1930 340 327 0.0313%
1931 342 306 0.031%
1932 379 249 0.0252%
1933 374 246 0.0264%
1934 373 245 0.0253%
1935 395 224 0.0231%
1936 390 220 0.0228%
1937 433 179 0.0182%
1938 426 205 0.02%
1939 463 166 0.0163%
1940 472 159 0.015%
1941 484 159 0.0141%
1942 486 186 0.0147%
1943 521 155 0.0119%
1944 585 108 0.0087%
1945 576 113 0.0093%
1946 618 117 0.0079%
1947 619 136 0.0081%
1948 677 107 0.0067%
1949 694 104 0.0065%
1950 660 118 0.0073%
1951 802 78 0.0046%
1952 831 75 0.0043%
1953 773 96 0.0054%
1954 894 70 0.0038%
1955 1,010 54 0.0029%
1956 1,032 56 0.003%
1957 1,035 55 0.0029%
1958 990 67 0.0035%
1959 1,100 49 0.0026%
1960 1,074 55 0.0029%
1961 1,247 36 0.0019%
1962 1,204 39 0.0021%
1963 1,185 42 0.0023%
1964 1,253 37 0.0021%
1965 1,203 37 0.0023%
1966 1,364 25 0.0016%
1967 1,396 24 0.0016%
1968 1,415 25 0.0017%
1969 1,407 28 0.0018%
1970 1,807 15 0.0009%
1971 1,713 18 0.0012%
1972 1,635 20 0.0015%
1973 1,965 11 0.0008%
1974 1,578 23 0.0018%
1975 1,980 12 0.0009%
1976 1,620 22 0.0017%
1977 1,984 14 0.001%
1978 1,970 14 0.001%
1979 2,493 7 0.0005%
1980 2,118 14 0.001%
1981 2,766 6 0.0004%
1982 2,093 15 0.001%
1983 2,396 10 0.0007%
1984 2,138 14 0.0009%
1985 2,434 10 0.0007%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 3,395 5 0.0003%
1989 2,544 13 0.0008%
1990 3,790 5 0.0003%
1991 3,873 5 0.0003%
1992 3,074 8 0.0005%
1993 3,573 5 0.0003%
1994 3,137 7 0.0005%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 3,733 5 0.0003%
1998 0 0%
1999 3,465 6 0.0004%
2000 0 0%
2001 3,335 6 0.0004%
2002 3,879 5 0.0003%
2003 2,491 20 0.0013%
2004 0 0%
2005 2,622 18 0.0012%
2006 2,947 12 0.0008%
2007 3,591 6 0.0004%
2008 3,670 6 0.0004%
2009 0 0%
2010 3,223 7 0.0005%
2011 0 0%
2012 3,766 5 0.0004%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 3,596 5 0.0003%
2016 3,532 5 0.0003%
2017 0 0%
2018 3,051 6 0.0004%
2019 3,038 6 0.0004%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ellma

Will helmet, protection

German


What names sound like Elma?

If you like how Elma sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Elma.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alima

Strong; cultured

Hebrew

Allma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Latin

Almah

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Latin

Aloma

Dove

Latin

Aluma

Maiden; sheaf (of grain at harvest)

Hebrew

Ilima

The flower of Oahu

Hebrew

Ulima

Astute, wise

Arabic

Wilma

Will helmet, protection

German

Wylma

Will helmet, protection

German


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