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What does Zulema mean?

Zulema [zu-le-ma] as a girls' name is pronounced zoo-LEE-mah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zulema is "peace". Variant of Salome or Solomon.

Associated with: arabic, peace.


Zulema has 5 variants: Zuleima, Zuleyma, Zulima, Zulma and Zuma.

Zulema has 5 more related forms via Salome: Salima, Salma, Saloma, Selima and Selma.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zilema, Zulena, ..

(male) Zuleman, Zuleza, ..

How popular is Zulema?

Zulema is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2187 out of 4276, Top 51%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the baby name history of Zulema for girls. Zulema reached its highest position of #1517 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Zulema are Salma (#878 in 2014), Saloma, Salome (#1970), Selma (#1866) and Zuma. Other variants, like Salima, are seldom used. These forms of Zulema were at the top of their popularity during 1890-1899 (average #1509) and are now much less conventional, with the version Selma becoming less stylish. Salma is the most chic name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zulema, Salma, Saloma, Salome, Selma, Zuma in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zulema is pronounced similarly to Salama, Saleema, Soloma and Zelima. Other recommended names are Alima, Allma, Aloma, Aluma, Dalma, Delma, Ellma, Elma, Guillema, Gulielma, Haleema, Haleima, Halima, Halma, Helma, Hilma, Ilima, Julena, Naeema, Neema, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Paloma, Peloma, Seema, Talma, Uleema (see Ulima), Ulima, Ullima, Valma, Vellma, Vilma, Wylma, Yuma, Zalia, Zalika, Zaneta, Zeba, Zeena, Zeeta, Zeeva, Zelda, Zele, Zelene, Zelenia, Zelenya, Zelia, Zelina, Zellda, Zelma, Zelmah, Zena, Zeta, Zila, Zilla, Zilpha, Zilvia, Zlata, Zoela, Zola, Zolia, Zuba, Zulaica, Zuleica, Zuleika, Zureida, Zuzana, Zylia, Zylina, Zylpha and Zylvia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zulema.