Origin: Arabic

Meaning: “safe”
also Old German: “helmet of God”

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Anselma, Salma, Sellma, Selmah, Zelma, Zelmah

Selma TV and Movie Quotes:
“You gonna hold onto that the rest of the afternoon,
Selma?” A Walk on the Moon (1999)
“Selma, I… uh, got some bad news.”
The Girls on the Beach (1965)

Famous people named Selma or its variations

1. Selma Blair (b. 1971), American actress
born Selma Blair Beitner
2. Selma James (b. 1930), American author, activist
3. Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (1858-1940), Swedish
author, first female to win Nobel Prize in Literature

Selma Middle Names
Selma Alice
Selma Jo
Selma Marie
Selma Priscilla
Selma Ruth

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