What does Salima mean?
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).
(female) Safima, Salila, ..
(male) Saliman, Salisa, ..
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. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Salima and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.