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Meaning and name origin
Salima \s(a)-li-ma\ as a girl's name is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Salima is "safe; peace". Salima is a variant of Salimah (Arabic): name adopted by one of the English wives of the Aga Khan when they got married. Also a variant of Salome (Hebrew): possibly from the same root as the greeting "Shalom".
Salima is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Salima and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Salome. (2015 statistics).
Salima is also pronounced similarly to Salama, Saleema, Sallama, Selimah, Soloma, Zelima and Zulima. Other suggested similar baby names are Halima, Sahlma, Salena, Salina, Salma, Salmah, Selina, Sellma, Selma, Shalina, Solina and Sylina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Salima.
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