What does Salma mean?
Salma [salma] as a name for girls is an Arabic and Hebrew name, 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 #797 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of Salma and related names. Popular varying forms of Salma (#797 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Saloma, Salome (#1699 in recent rankings), Selma 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.See names in meaning and etymology.