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Meaning and name origin

Salma \s(a)-lma, sal-ma\ as a girl's name is of Arabic, Hebrew and Old German origin, and the meaning of Salma is "peace; helmet of God; safe". Salma is a variant of Salama (Arabic): related to Solomon and also Salome. Also a variant of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short form of Anselma; variant of Salma.


Salma has 6 variant forms: Sahlma, Salmah, Sellma, Selmah, Zelma, Zelmah.


Salma 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 the baby name popularity of the name Salma for girls. Salma reached its highest rank of #569 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Salma name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Salma and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Salma (#878), Zelma, Salome and Selma. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Salma is also pronounced similarly to Zulma. Other suggested similar baby names are Dalma, Halma, Palma, Saleema, Salena, Salima, Salimah, Salina, Sallama, Saloma, Salomea, Salomi, Samma, Selima, Soloma, Talma and Valma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Salma.