Selma
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
SEL-mə
Meaning
Protective like God's helmet
More info about the name "Selma"

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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Famous Selmas

Selma Bajrami - signer
Selma Blair - actress
Selma Diamond - actress
Selma Ek - opera singer
Selma Lagerlof - author
Zelma Davis - singer
Zelma Hedin - actress

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