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What does Zelmah mean?

Zelmah Pronunciation of Zelmah [zelmah] as a name for girls means "helmet of God; safe". Zelmah is an alternate form of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine short variation of Anselma.

Associated with: helmet (defender).


Zelmah has 4 variants: Salma, Sellma, Selmah and Zelma.

Creative forms:
(female) Zeamah, Zilmah, ..

(male) Zelah, Zelman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zelmah Aleeah (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zelmah?

Zelmah is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Zelmah is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Salma (#797 from current records), Zelma and Selma are the popular alternative forms of Zelmah (outside Top 2000). These forms of Zelmah were popular as birth names in the 1900s (median #812) and are now significantly less conventional (#1599, 86.8% less usage). Salma has generally been preferred by parents, while forms such as Selma are now less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Zelmah is pronounced similarly to Salmah and Zulma. Other suggested similar names are Acimah, Adellah, Aeshah, Almah, Beulah, Bewlah, Blimah, Bulah, Dalyah, Debrah, Deijah, Delma, Denah, Elah, Gelilah, Geulah, Gilah, Halah, Halimah, Helma, Huldah, Jaeleah, Jennah, Kalah, Keevah, Kylah, Leanah, Leelah, Leenah, Leilah, Lelah, Lilah, Lylah, Milcah, Neenah, Neomah, Nessah, Nestah, Peliah, Perah, Ramah, Seemah, Selimah, Simah, Taleah, Taliah, Talmah, Telma, Terah, Velma, Zalia, Zaynah, Zea, Zeeta, Zehavah, Zelda, Zelde, Zele, Zelene, Zelia, Zelima, Zelina, Zeline, Zena, Zenna, Zeta, Zillah, Zilpah, Zivah, Zorrah, Zubah, Zulema and Zulima. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zelmah.

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