Selma: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Selma

Selma

Pronunciation: SEHL-mə (key)

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Feminine short form of Anselm, meaning 'God's helmet'.
Variant of Salma.
From the name of Fingal's castle in the Ossian poem by Macpherson, Celtic shelma 'beautiful view'.

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Selma Blair, American actress.
Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and first woman to win the Nobel prize for literature.
Selma Hayek, Mexican American film actress, director and producer.

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Selma, character in Kahlil Gibran's story "Broken Wings"
Selma Bouvier, sister of Marge in the cartoon series "The Simpsons"
"Selma" is a song by Bosnian band Bijelo Dugme

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