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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 arabic, peaceful


VARIANTS Salem, Saleem

(male) Sulim, ..

(female) Sele, ..

Selim Zackery (S.Z.), ..

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)

Selim was first listed in 2017 and reached its top rank of #1877 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1961. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Selim (#1961 VIA LATEST LIST) listed in the Top 2000 are Salem (#1205) and Saleem. These relations of Selim reached the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #1675) and have remained as popular to this day.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selim, 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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