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Girl Names Ending with -ma

Ma ending baby names and what they mean, with 120 results. -ma names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the height of their popularity 135 years ago (ADOPTION OF 5.5%) and are now much less widespread (ADOPTION 1.2%, 77%), with names such as Elma falling out of fashion. The most trendy girl names in this compilation are Gemma (#269), Jemma (#693), Salma (#797), Paloma (#906) and Fatima (#311), while Lema (TOP 7%) and Summa (10%) are conventional -ma last names.

-ma names

Acima - Cama | Carma - Erma | Erma - Irma | Jaima - Norma | Oma - Selma | Septima - Zulema

Acima - Cama

Acima, var. Achima
Source fr. Hebrew word. "God will judge." Aima is a slightly favored kid's name.

Stems fr. Igbo word. "Beautiful child." Unusual, but Adamma is comparable to common -ma last names Arkema (UPPER 71%), Anama (95%). See also Adima.

Derived fr. German. "Noble, famous." Alelma and Arelma are creative variations. See also Adelina.

Derivative of Teutonic element. "Noble, renowned." Adima was not among 2015's Top names. See also Adina.

Based on Arabic, Hebrew languages. "Fertile." Not Top 2000 name.

Derived fr. Hebrew, Arabic elements. "Strong; cultured." Compare last names Alisa (TOP 84%), Alama (48%). See also Alena.

Alma and variants

Alma, var. Allma
Derived fr. Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic languages. "Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned." Allma is unusual as a baby name among the variant forms of Alma.


From Latin word. "Dove." Adoption of Aloma grew during 1940-1949. See also Almah.

Based on Hebrew word. "Maiden; sheaf (of grain at harvest)." Unusual as a birth name, but Aluma is similar to the more familiar Alona. See also Alamea.


Form of Amabel. Derived fr. Latin element. "Lovable, amiable." Ama is generally used as a girls' name among the variations of Amabel. See also Ann.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ma names: Alma, Aloma, Ama, Amma, Bama

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ma names: Selma, Zelma

Var. of Amapola. Stems fr. Arabic word. "Poppy." Less used today. Ama last appeared in the 1890s in the Top 2000. See also Uma.

Ama and variants

Ama3, var. Amma
Derivative of Ghanaian word. "Born on Saturday." Ama and Amma are rarely occurring as female names, and Ama is found commonly (TOP 49%) as a last name.

Derivative of Sanskrit word. "Infinite smallness." Anima is a sparsely used female name, occurring commonly (TOP 93%) as a last name. See also Acima.

Anselma and variants

Anselma, var. Zelma, Selma
Stems fr. Old German word. "Helmet of God." Unconventional, with usage of 0.001% for Anselma and variants as birth names in 2015, less than 0.004% the previous year.

Var. of Arunika. Source fr. Sanskrit word. "Early morning sunlight." Not that prominent as a baby name.

From Arabic. "Guardian, protector." Unusual. Asima (cf. Arunima, Alima) ends with -ima. See also Asia.

Derived fr. Arabic language. "High status." Asma is a rarely occurring female name, occurring frequently (UPPER 70%) as a last name. See also Asya.


From Hebrew word. "Son of prophecy." Moderately unfamiliar as a birth name. See also Bena.

Basma, var. Basima, Baseema
Origin fr. Arabic word. "Smile." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Camilla. Source fr. Latin language. "Helper to the priest." Scarce as a birth name, but Cama is similar to the more familiar Jama. See also Chana.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ma names for girls.

1. Acima - Cama
Acima [Achima], Adamma, Adelma, Adima, Afraima, Alima, Alma [Allma], Aloma, Aluma, Amabel [Ama], Amapola [Ama], Ama [Amma], Anima, Anselma [Zelma, ..], Arunika [Arunima], Asima, Asma, Bama, Basma [Basima, ..], Camilla [Cama]

Carmen [Carma], Carmel [Carma], Charisma [Karisma, ..], Charmaine [Charma], Chuma, Cosima [Kosma, ..], Cyma [Syma], Dalmace [Dalma], Damita [Dama], Decima, Delma, Desma, Dorma [Dorrma], Dreama, Edmonda [Edma], Wilhelmina [Wylma, ..], Elma [Ellma], Emma [Ima, ..], Amelia [Emma], Erma [Irma]

Hermione [Herma, ..], Amy [Esma], Esmeralda [Esma], Esme [Esma], Fatima [Fatma, ..], Fiammetta [Fiamma], Fidelma [Fedelma], Fidelity [Fidelma], Euphemia [Fima], Fruma, Gemma [Jemma], Gulielma [Guglielma], Hakeema, Halima [Helima, ..], Hema, Hilma [Helma, ..], Ilima, Ima, Irma [Erma], Ermengard [Irma]

Jamie [Jama, ..], Jazzlyn [Jazma], Gianina [Jeeanima], Jemima [Mimma, ..], Jemma, Joakima, Kama, Karima [Kareima, ..], Karisma, Karma, Maxine [Massima], Massima [Maxima], Naama, Naima [Naeema], Naomi [Neoma, ..], Nechama [Nachuma], Neema, Neima, Neoma [Nioma], Norma

Oma, Osma [Ozma], Padme [Padma], Palma [Pallma], Paloma [Peloma, ..], Pamela [Pama], Petaluma, Pima, Prima, Rama, Rae [Rayma], Rima, Roma [Romma], Salome [Selma, ..], Salama [Soloma, ..], Salimah [Selima, ..], Sami [Samma], Seema [Sima, ..], Selima [Saleema], Selma [Zelma, ..]

Septima, Soma, Sonoma [Sonohma, ..], Taima, Talma, Tama, Tamara [Tamma, ..], Thelma [Thellma, ..], Therma, Thomasina [Toma], Ulima [Ullima, ..], Ultima [Ulltima], Uma [Ooma], Velma [Vellma, ..], Vilma [Wilma], Wilma [Wylma, ..], Yahaloma, Yuma, Zelma [Zelima], Zulema [Zuma, ..]

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