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What does Sellma mean?

Sellma Pronunciation of Sellma [sell-ma] as a name for girls. Sellma means "helmet of God; safe". Sellma is a version of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short variant of Anselma.

Associated with: helmet (defender).


Sellma has 4 variants: Salma, Selmah, Zelma and Zelmah.

Creative forms:
(female) Sellia, Sellsa, ..

(male) Sellef, Sellt, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sellma Kimora (S.K.), ..

How popular is Sellma?

Sellma is an unusual given name for women. Sellma is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Salma (#797 in 2015), Zelma and Selma are the prominent alternative forms of Sellma (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Selmah, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Sellma was at its apex in the 1900s (median #812) and is now much reduced. Salma is the all-time favorite, while forms such as Zelma are now somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Sellma is alike in pronunciation to Sahlma, Salmah and Zulma. Other recommended names are Allma, Bella, Bellva, Della, Dellta (see Delta), Delma, Ellma, Helima, Hella, Hellia, Helma, Kellda (see Kelda), Lellia, Mella, Mellba, Nella, Pallma (see Palma), Pella, Peloma, Rella, Salama, Saleema, Salena, Salima, Salimah, Salina, Sallama, Saloma, Salome, Salomea, Salomi, Seelia, Seema, Seila, Sela, Selbea (see Selby), Selda, Selena, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selia, Selima, Selimah, Selina, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Senoma (see Sonoma), Seula, Shella, Shelom, Sillia, Solana, Solina, Soloma, Solome, Solomea, Stella, Suellen, Sylena, Sylina, Telma, Thellma (see Thelma), Vehlma (see Velma), Vellda, Vellma, Velma, Wellda, Willma, Zelima and Zellda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sellma.

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