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What does Zelima mean?

Zelima Pronunciation of Zelima [ze-li-ma] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Zelima means "helmet of God". Zelima is an alternate form of Zelma (Old German): short variation of Anselma.

Associated with: helmet (defender).


Creative forms:
(female) Zelira, Zeliza, ..

(male) Zelize, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zelima Aila (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zelima?

Zelima is an uncommon given name for females. Zelima is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Zelima (outside Top 2000) is Zelma. Adoption of this relation of Zelima was at its peak during 1900-1909 (#236), but now, Zelma has become less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zelma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zelima and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zelima is pronounced similarly to Salama, Salima, Salimah, Saloma, Selima, Selimah, Soloma, Zuleima, Zulema, Zuleyma and Zulima. Other suggested similar names are Alima, Belia, Celia, Celida, Celina, Decima, Delia, Delila, Delina, Delisa, Delma, Felina, Felipa, Felisa, Feliza, Gelila, Halima, Helia, Helisa, Helma, Ilima, Jelina, Jelisa, Jemima, Kelila, Lelia, Melia, Melida, Melisa, Melita, Meliza, Neima, Nelia, Nelida, Pelipa, Selia, Selina, Sellma, Selma, Telisa, Telma, Ulima, Ullima, Velika, Vellma, Velma, Zalia, Zalika, Zefira, Zelaina, Zelda, Zelene, Zelenya, Zelia, Zelina, Zeline, Zelmah, Zenia, Zenina, Zerlina, Zoeline, Zolia, Zylia and Zylina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zelima.

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