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What does Selima mean?

Selima Pronunciation of Selima as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Selima is "peace". From "selim" and related to Salome. Literary name first used by the poet Thomas Gray (18th century) in passing reference to a cat. Also form of Salimah.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, peace, literary, 18th century


VARIANTS Saleema, Saleemah, Selimah

OTHER FORMS VIA SALOME Sahlma, Salima, Salma, Salmah, Saloma, Salomea, Salomi, Selma, Selmah, Solome, Solomea



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How popular is Selima?

Selima is an unusual given name for females. Selima is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Selima (NOT RANKED) are Salma (#736 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Salome (#1734), Saloma and Selma. Other variants, like Sahlma, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Selima reached its apex 126 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.08%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.02%, DOWN 72%), with the version Selma going out of style. Salma is the most chic girl name here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salma, Saloma, Salome, Selma in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Selima is pronounced similarly to Salama, Sallama, Soloma, Zelima, Zuleima, Zulema and Zulima. Other recommended sound-alike names are Belia, Belita, Celia, Celida, Decima, Delila, Delisa, Delma, Felina, Felipa, Felisa, Gelila, Helia, Helisa, Helma, Ilima, Kelila, Lelia, Melina, Melita, Meliza, Neima, Nelia, Nelida, Pelipa, Peloma, Salina, Sebina, Seelia, Seema, Sefira, Sela, Selbea (see Selby), Selena, Selenia, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Sellma, Selyna, Semira, Senoma (see Sonoma), Septima, Serina, Serita, Shalina, Shelisa, Shelom, Silia, Silija, Siliya, Solana, Solina, Soline, Sylena, Sylina, Telisa, Telma, Ulima, Ullima, Velika, Vellma, Velma, Zelia and Zelina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Selima.

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