What does Salima mean?
Salima \s(a)-li-ma\ as a name for girls. Salima's roots are Arabic and Hebrew, and the name Salima means "safe; peace". Salima is a variation of Salimah (Arabic). Salima is also a derivative of Salome (Hebrew): possibly from the same root as the greeting "Shalom".
Salima is an unusual given name for females. Salima is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Salima and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Salima (#unlisted) are Salma (#878 the previous year), Salome and Selma. Adoption of this girl name reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the versions Salma, Salome and Selma becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Salima is pronounced similarly to Salama, Saleema, Sallama, Selimah, Soloma, Zelima and Zulima. Other recommended similar baby names are Halima, Salena, Salina▼, Selina▼, Sellma, Shalina, Solina and Sylina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Salima.