What does Salma mean?
Salma [sal-ma] as a name for girls. Salma's name origins are Arabic and Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Salma is "peace; helmet of God; safe". Salma is a variant form of Salama (Arabic): related to Solomon and also Salome. Salma is also a derivative of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short variant of Anselma.
(female) Salmya, Salsa, ..
(male) Salsad, Salsea, ..
How popular is Salma?
Salma is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Salma for girls. Salma entered the list in 1996 and reached its apex position of #569 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #878 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Salma and related names. Popular varying forms of Salma (#878 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Saloma, Salome (#1970 in recent rankings), Selma (#1866) and Zelma. Other variants, like Salima, are seldom used. These forms of Salma were popular during the years 1900-1909 (median #1057) and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Selma becoming less in vogue. Salma is the most trendy baby name in this list.
Salma▲ is alike in pronunciation to Zulma. Other recommended names are Allma, Alma▼, Basma, Cama, Carma, Dalma, Dama, Delma▼, Ellma, Elma▼, Fatma, Halma, Helma, Jaima, Jama, Jazma, Kama, Karma▲, Naima, Naoma, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Rama, Rayma, Saba, Sabra, Sacha, Safia, Sahra, Saida, Saleema, Salena, Salimah, Salina, Salli, Sally▼, Sam, Sami, Samia, Samma, Sammi, Sana, Sanna, Santa, Sara▼, Saria, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sayda, Seema, Sela, Selda, Shalia, Shalva, Silia, Silja, Silva, Silya, Sima, Soma, Sula, Sylva, Syma, Taima, Talma, Tama, Tamma, Telma, Valma, Velma▼, Vilma, Wilma▼ and Wylma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Salma.