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Selima meaning and name origin
Selima \s(e)-li-ma\ as a girl's 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.
Selima has 3 variant forms: Saleema, Saleemah and Selimah.
For more information, see also the related name Salimah.
Baby names that sound like Selima are Selma, Salima, Sellma and Zelima.
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Popularity of Selima
Selima is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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