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What does Selim mean?

Selim Pronunciation of Selim as a name for boys has its root in Arabic, and the name Selim means "peaceful". Selim is a variant form of Salim (Arabic).

ASSOCIATED WITH Se-, -im, arabic, peaceful


VARIANTS Salem, Saleem

(male) Sulim, ..

(female) Sele, ..

Selim David (S.D.), ..

How popular is Selim?

Selim is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#39111 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Selim (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Salem (#1282 VIA LATEST LIST) and Saleem. These relations of Selim are at the height of their popularity today (AVERAGE #1641). (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saleem, Salem in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selim and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Felim, Halim, Phelim, Sela, Selah, Selby, Selig, Selmo, Selwin, Sim and Slim. Like Selim, these names are not commonly used.

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