Elma may have started out as a short form of names such as Wilhelmina (the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning “willful protection” or “desiring protection” made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection”) or Anselma (the feminine form of Anselm meaning “god + helmet, protection” or any names endig in elma. Elma is also Turkish word meaning “apple”.
Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Turkish
- Helma (German, Dutch)
- Elmo (English, German, Italian)\
- Helmo (Ancient Germanic)