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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.


Zelma has 1 variant: Zelima.

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

Kreatif forms: Zelra, Zelza, Zilma. [more]

pinHow 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)

Shown below is the baby name history of Zelma for girls. Zelma reached its peak position of #239 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 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 are the prominent varying forms of Zelma appearing in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Sellma, are uncommon. These forms of Zelma were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.52%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.04%, 92% less), with the forms Salma, Selma and Zelma becoming less stylish.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zelma, Salma, Selma in U.S.

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

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Zelma is alike in pronunciation to Sahlma, Salmah and Zulma. Other recommended similar baby 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, 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.