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What does Zelmah mean?

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


ASSOCIATED WITH helmet (defender)


VARIANTS Zelma, Selmah, Sellma, Salma



Zelmah Lakelynn (Z.L.), ..

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?

Salma (#799 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Selma and Zelma 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% LESS USAGE). Salma has generally been preferred by parents, while forms such as Zelma are now less popular. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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-sounding 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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