Name Selma Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Selma


Selma is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Selma?

The girl’s name Selma is of different origins. Selma can be a short form of the name Anselma. Besides, Selma derived from the Ossianic poetry of the Scottish poet James Macpherson, where it appears as the name of a castle. In Turkish and Bosnian, Selma is a variant of the Arabic name Salma. Selma can as well be a form of the name Salome.

What does the name Selma mean?

Selma means “with divine protection” or “God’s helmet” (from Anselma). Besides, Selma means “beautiful view” (from Scottish-Gaelic “sealladh” = view/sight + “math” = beautiful/good). Selma can also mean “safe”, “well” and “free” or “peaceful” and “peace” (from Salma and Salome).

Pronunciation of Selma

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Popularity of the name Selma

The name Selma is ranked #2899 overall.

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