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What does Salima mean?

Salima /sal-i-ma/ [3 sylls.] 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).


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

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

Kreatif forms: Salisa, Silima, Solima. [more]

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. Census)

Prominent related forms of Salima (not ranked) are Salma (#878 the previous year), Salome and Selma. Forms like Sahlma are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3413%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0407%, down 88.1%), with the versions Salma, Salome and Selma becoming less fashionable. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Salima and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Salma, Salome, Selma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.