Selma

Colors Related to this Name: White, Gray

Qualities Related to this Name: Extroverted, Adventurous

Popularity: This is a popular name in the US. Ranking #2291 in 2013 and #1866 in 2014.

Famous People

Selma Blair (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Selma Diamond (TV Actress), Selma Archerd (Movie Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, from Germanic ans "god" and helm "helmet". It is a place name in the Poems of Ossian, but at least a part of the name-givers must have been aware of the Turkish name Selma, ultimately of Arabic origin.

Meaning(s):

-A CDP in Virginia

-A city in Alabama

-A city in California

-A city in Texas

-A community in Nova Scotia, Canada

-A town in Indiana

-A town in North Carolina

-A village in Switzerland

-( female name -comes from the Arabic language-).

-(last name)

In Swedish

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to the English Selma.

In Danish

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to the English Selma.

In Faroese

Meaning(s):

-( female name)

In Finnish

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to the English Selma.

In Icelandic

Meaning(s):

-( female name)

In Norwegian

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to the English Selma.

In Serbo-Croatian

Origin: From Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى ‎(salmā).

Meaning(s):

-( female name)

In Turkish

Origin: From Arabic سَلْمَى ‎(salmā).

Meaning(s):

-( female name)