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What does Selima mean?

Selima Pronunciation of Selima [se-li-ma] 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

(female) Selila, Selisa, ..

(male) Seliny, Selitz, ..

Selima Temperance (S.T.), ..

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?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Selima (NOT RANKED) are Salma (#797 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Salome (#1699), Selma and Saloma. Other variants, like Sahlma, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Selima reached its apex 125 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.08%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.02%, DOWN 74%), with the version Selma going out of style. Salma is the most chic girl name here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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 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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