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What does Salima mean?

Salima /sal-i-ma/ as a name for girls. Salima's roots are 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.

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

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

(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent related forms of Salima (not ranked) are Salma (#878 the previous year), Saloma, Salome (#1970) and Selma (#1866). 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 (#1678, 73%), 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, 2014)

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.