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Selma Meaning


What does Selma mean?

The name Selma is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Selma is "helmet of G-d, protected by G-d".

Selma is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sel-ma.

The Given Name Selma

Selma is a diminutive of Anselma. See Anselma for further details.

Selma is a bold and appealing name.

This great little girl name has a natural grace.

Although unique, your little daring Selma, is sure to make it a memorable one.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Selma Blair, and Selma Lagerlof.

Selma Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,340 in baby name popularity for girls with 78 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,171 in baby name popularity for girls with 88 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Selma sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Selma Name Popularity Page.

Selma Related Names

Selma is a diminutive of Anselma.

Variants of the name Selma include Zelma.

Famous Selmas

  • Selma Blair ~ Actress
  • Selma Lagerlof ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1909

Selma Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Selma.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Selma Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Selma in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Selma.

Just for fun, see the name Selma in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Selma in Nautical Flags page.