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What does Zelma mean?

Zelma /zel-ma/ as a girls' name is pronounced ZEL-mah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Zelma is "helmet of God". Short form of Anselma; variant of Selma.

Associated with: helmet (defender)

Variations

Zelma has 1 variant: Zelima.

Zelma has 6 more different relations via Anselma, Selma: Anselma, Salma, Sellma, Selma, Selmah and Zelmah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zelza, Zilma, ..

(male) Zelmai, Zelman, ..

How popular is Zelma?

Zelma is a very prominent first name for women (#783 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Zelma for girls. Zelma reached its peak position of #236 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the girl name Zelma and affiliated names. Salma (#878 from recent data) and Selma (#1866) are the prominent varying forms of Zelma appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Sellma, are uncommon. These forms of Zelma were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are now significantly less common, with forms like Selma becoming less stylish. Salma is the most trendy baby name here.

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE ZELMA

Zelma is alike in pronunciation to Sahlma, Salmah and Zulma. Other recommended names are Adelma, Allma, Alma, Dalma, Delma, Desma, Ellma, Elma, Gemma, Halma, Helima, Helma, Hema, Herma, Hilma, Jemma, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Palma, Peloma, Seema, Selima, Talma, Telma, Thelma, Valma, Vehlma (see Velma), Vellma, Velma, Vilma, Wilma, Wylma, Zalia, Zea, Zeba, Zeena, Zeeta, Zeeva, Zelda, Zelde, Zele, Zelia, Zelie, Zelina, Zellda, Zena, Zenda, Zenia, Zenna, Zenya, Zeta, Zetta, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zola, Zolia, Zulema, Zulima, Zuma and Zylia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zelma.


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