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What does Selim mean?

Selim Pronunciation of Selim [se-lim] 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: arabic, peaceful.


Selim has 2 variants: Saleem and Salem.

Creative forms:
(male) Sallim, Sulim, ..

(female) Sele, Sevia, ..

Middle name pairings:
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?

with its source form and related boy names. 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 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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