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Meaning and name origin

Zelma \z(e)-lma, zel-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced ZEL-mah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Zelma is "helmet of God". Short form of Anselma (Old German) "helmet of God"; variant of Selma.

Zelma has 1 variant form: Zelima.

Zelma is also pronounced similarly to Salma, Sellma, Selmah, Zelmah and Zulma. Other suggested similar baby names are Delma, Helma, Telma, Velma, Zelda, Zelia, Zelina, Zulema and Zulima.


Zelma is a very popular first name for females (#783 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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