Selma: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Selma

Selma

Pronunciation: SEHL-mə (key)

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Selma is one of the prettiest names I've ever heard. Apparently it's very rare which is a nice change of speed from all the Amanda's and Jennifer's in the world. Selma is simple and elegant and you will never meet two Selma's in you lifetime so you will always remember that person.

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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.

Selma in song, story & screen: | Edit

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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