What does Salma mean?
Salma \s(a)-lma, sal-ma\ as a name for girls. Salma's name origins are Arabic, Hebrew and Old German, and the meaning of the name Salma is "peace; helmet of God; safe". Salma is a variant of Salama (Arabic): related to Solomon and also Salome. Salma is also a derivative of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short form of Anselma.
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 1997 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 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Salome, Selma and Zelma. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.433%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0305%, down 93%), with the versions Salma, Salome, Selma and Zelma becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Salma▼ is alike in pronunciation to Zulma. Other recommended similar baby names are Dalma, Halma, Palma▼, Saleema, Salena, Salimah, Salina▼, Samma, Talma and Valma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Salma.