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What does Selmah mean?

Selmah Pronunciation of Selmah [selmah] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Selmah is "peace; helmet of God; safe". Selmah is an alternate spelling of Salome (Hebrew). Selmah is also a variation of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short variation of Anselma.

Associated with: peace, helmet (defender).


Selmah has 6 variants: Sahlma, Salma, Salmah, Sellma, Zelma and Zelmah.

3 more related forms via Salome, Selma: Salima, Saloma and Selima.

Creative forms:
(female) Semah, ..

(male) Selad, Sellay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Selmah Nola (S.N.), ..

How popular is Selmah?

Selmah is an unusual given name for females. Selmah is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Selmah (not ranked) are Salma (#797 last year), Salome (#1699), Zelma, Selma and Saloma. Other forms, like Sahlma, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Selmah reached its apex during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.12%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.02%, 84%). Salma is the longstanding favorite, while versions such as Zelma have become less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Selmah is pronounced similarly to Zulma. Other recommended names are Almah, Delma, Helma, Lelah, Neomah, Peliah, Salama, Saleemah, Salimah, Seema, Seemah, Sela, Selda, Selena, Selene, Selia, Selimah, Selina, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Serah, Simah, Sloan, Soloma, Talmah, Telma and Velma. These names tend to be more frequently used than Selmah.

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