Selma
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
SEL-mə
Meaning
Protective like God's helmet
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Selma is a diminutive of Anselma. Anselma originates in Germanic languages and means "protective like God's helmet". It is a feminine form of Anselm. Some sources suggest that the name Selma was invented by James Macpherson and used in his writings.

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