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What does Anselma mean?

Anselma Pronunciation of Anselma [ansel-ma] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Anselma is "helmet of God". Feminine of Anselm.

ASSOCIATED WITH helmet (defender)


VARIANTS Selma, Zelma


(female) Alselma, Anselna, ..

(male) Anselar, Anseli, ..

Anselma Camryn (A.C.), ..

How popular is Anselma?

Anselma is a rare given name for women. Anselma is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Zelma, Selma and Elma are the popular alternative forms of Anselma (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Adoption of these relations of Anselma was widespread among parents during 1900-1909 (USAGE OF 0.17%), but now, versions such as Selma have become somewhat dated. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elma, Selma, Zelma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelma, Anakela, Anela, Angel, Angela, Angele, Angelea, Angelee, Angelena, Angeles, Angeleta, Angeli, Angelia, Angelica, Angelika, Angelina, Angelita, Angell, Angella, Angelle, Angelyn, Angila, Angla, Anglea, Aniela, Anjel, Anjela, Anjelica, Anjelika, Anngela, Annjela, Annslea, Anslea, Ansley, Anslie and Asela. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anselma.

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