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What does Salima mean?

Salima Pronunciation of Salima [sal-i-ma] as a name for girls has its roots in Arabic and Hebrew, and the name Salima means "safe; peace". Salima is an alternate spelling of Salimah (Arabic). Salima is also a derivative of Salome (Hebrew).

Associated with: arabic, peace.


Salima has 6 variants: Saloma, Salomea, Salomey, Salomi, Selima and Solomea.

6 more relations via Salimah, Salome: Sahlma, Salma, Salmah, Selma, Selmah and Solome.

Creative forms:
(female) Salila, Salisa, ..

(male) Salisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Salima Haylie (S.H.), ..

How popular is Salima?

Salima is an unusual given name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#148244 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Salima (not ranked) are Salma (#797 the previous year), Saloma, Salome (#1699) and Selma. Other forms, like Salomey, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Salima reached its most widespread in the 1890s (average #1264) and is now much lower (#1624, 74%), with the version Selma becoming less fashionable. Salma is a perennial favorite. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salma, Saloma, Salome, Selma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Salima is pronounced similarly to Salama, Saleema, Saleemah, Sallama, Selimah, Soloma, Zelima, Zuleima, Zulema and Zulima. Other recommended names are Aaliya, Alima, Basima, Calida, Dalia, Dalila, Dalma, Fatima, Galila, Halia, Halina, Jaima, Jaliza, Kalia, Kalifa, Karima, Lalia, Lalika, Lalita, Malia, Malika, Malina, Malita, Maxima, Naima, Palila, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Sadira, Safia, Safiya, Saida, Saira, Salcia, Saleena, Salicia, Salina, Salvina, Samira, Samma, Saria, Sarika, Satina, Seline, Sellma, Selyna, Shalaina, Shalena, Shalia, Shalina, Shalisa, Shalita, Silia, Siliya, Sima, Solana, Solina, Sylena, Sylina, Taima, Talina, Talita, Ulima, Valina and Zalia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Salima.

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