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Girl Names Ending with -ma

Ma ending baby names and what they mean, with 120 results. -ma names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the height of their popularity 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 3%) and are now much less widespread (ADOPTION 1.4%, 54%), with names such as Elma falling out of fashion. The most trendy girl names in this compilation are Gemma (#229), Jemma (#531), Salma (#799), Paloma (#912) and Fatima (#344), while Lema (TOP 7%) and Summa (10%) are conventional -ma last names.

-ma names

Acima - Cama | Carma - Erma | Erma - Irma | Jaima - Norma | Oma - Selma | Septima - Zulema

Acima - Cama

Acima, var. Achima
Source fr. Hebrew word. "God will judge." Aaima is a slightly favored kid's name.

Stems fr. Igbo word. "Beautiful child." Unusual, but Adamma is comparable to common -ma last names Arkema (UPPER 71%), Anama (95%). See also Adima.

Derived fr. German. "Noble, famous." Alelma and Arelma are creative variations. See also Adelina.

Derivative of Teutonic element. "Noble, renowned." Adima was not among 2018's Top names. See also Adina.

Based on Arabic, Hebrew languages. "Fertile." Not Top 2000 name.

Derived fr. Hebrew, Arabic elements. "Strong; cultured." Compare last names Alisa (TOP 84%), Alama (48%). See also Alena.

Alma and variants

Alma, var. Allma
Derived fr. Latin, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic languages. "Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned." Alma has faded in popularity as a baby name circa the 1890s.


From Latin word. "Dove." Adoption of Aloma grew during 1940-1949. See also Almah.

Based on Hebrew word. "Maiden; sheaf (of grain at harvest)." Unusual as a birth name, but Aluma is similar to the more familiar Alona. See also Alamea.

Ama and variants

Ama1, var. Amma
Derivative of Ghanaian word. "Born on Saturday." Ama and Amma are rarely occurring as female names, and Ama is found commonly (TOP 49%) as a last name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ma names: Alma, Aloma, Ama, Amma, Asma

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ma names: Bama, Selma, Zelma


Form of Amabel. Derived fr. Latin element. "Lovable, amiable." Ama is generally used as a girls' name among the variations of Amabel. See also Ann.

Var. of Amapola. Stems fr. Arabic word. "Poppy." Less used today. Ama last appeared in the 1890s in the Top 2000. See also Uma.

Derivative of Sanskrit word. "Infinite smallness." Anima is a sparsely used female name, occurring commonly (TOP 93%) as a last name. See also Acima.

Anselma and variants

Anselma, var. Zelma, Selma
Stems fr. Old German word. "Helmet of God." Anselma is unique as a birth name.

Var. of Arunika. Source fr. Sanskrit word. "Early morning sunlight." Not that prominent as a baby name.

From Arabic. "Guardian, protector." Unusual. Asima (cf. Arunima, Alima) ends with -ima. See also Asia.


Derived fr. Arabic language. "High status." Less used today. Asma was last found in 2017 in the Top 2000. See also Asya.


From Hebrew word. "Son of prophecy." Moderately unfamiliar as a birth name. See also Bena.

Basma, var. Basima, Baseema
Origin fr. Arabic word. "Smile." Outside Top 2000.

Form of Camilla. Source fr. Latin language. "Helper to the priest." Scarce as a birth name, but Cama is similar to the more familiar Jama. See also Chana.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ma names for girls.

1. Acima - Cama
Acima [Achima], Adamma, Adelma, Adima, Afraima, Alima, Alma [Allma], Aloma, Aluma, Ama [Amma], Amabel [Ama], Amapola [Ama], Anima, Anselma [Zelma, ..], Arunika [Arunima], Asima, Asma, Bama, Basma [Basima, ..], Camilla [Cama]

Carmel [Carma], Carmen [Carma], Charisma [Karisma, ..], Charmaine [Charma], Chuma, Cosima [Kosma, ..], Cyma [Syma], Dalmace [Dalma], Damita [Dama], Decima, Delma, Desma, Dorma [Dorrma], Dreama, Edmonda [Edma], Wilhelmina [Wylma, ..], Elma [Ellma], Amelia [Emma], Emma [Ima, ..], Erma [Irma]

Hermione [Herma, ..], Amy [Esma], Esme [Esma], Esmeralda [Esma], Fatima [Fatma, ..], Fiammetta [Fiamma], Fidelity [Fidelma], Fidelma [Fedelma], Euphemia [Fima], Fruma, Gemma [Jemma], Gulielma [Guglielma], Hakeema, Halima [Helima, ..], Hema, Hilma [Helma, ..], Ilima, Ima, Ermengard [Irma], Irma [Erma]

Jamie [Jama, ..], Jazzlyn [Jazma], Gianina [Jeeanima], Jemima [Mimma, ..], Jemma, Joakima, Kama, Karima [Kareima, ..], Karisma, Karma, Massima [Maxima], Maxine [Massima], Naama, Naima [Naeema], Naomi [Neoma, ..], Nechama [Nachuma], Neema, Neima, Neoma [Nioma], Norma

Oma, Osma [Ozma], Padme [Padma], Palma [Pallma], Paloma [Peloma, ..], Pamela [Pama], Petaluma, Pima, Prima, Rama, Rae [Rayma], Rima, Roma [Romma], Salome [Selma, ..], Salama [Soloma, ..], Salimah [Selima, ..], Sami [Samma], Seema [Sima, ..], Selima [Saleema], Selma [Zelma, ..]

Septima, Soma, Sonoma [Sonohma, ..], Taima, Talma, Tama, Tamara [Tamma, ..], Thelma [Thellma, ..], Therma, Thomasina [Toma], Ulima [Ullima, ..], Ultima [Ulltima], Uma [Ooma], Velma [Vellma, ..], Vilma [Wilma], Wilma [Wylma, ..], Yahaloma, Yuma, Zelma [Zelima], Zulema [Zuma, ..]

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