What does Salma mean?


▲ as a name for girls is an Arabic and Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Salma is "peace; helmet of God; safe". Salma is a variant form of Salama (Arabic): related to Solomon and also Salome. Salma is also a derivative of Selma (Old German, Arabic): feminine pet form of Anselma.STARTS WITH Sa-

ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, peace, helmet (defender)


VARIANTS Zelmah, Zelma▼, Selmah, Sellma, Salmah, Sahlma

RELATED FORMS VIA SALAMA, SALOME, SELMA Salima, Sallama, Saloma, Salomea, Salomey, Salomi, Selima, Soloma, Solome, Solomea

CREATIVE FORMS(female) Salsa, .. (male) Salsad, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGSSalma Elise (S.E.), ..

How popular is Salma?

Salma is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

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Salma entered the list in 1996 and reached its apex position of #569 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #799 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)



Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Salma (#799 IN RECENT RANKINGS) rated in the Top 2000 are Saloma, Salome (#1578), Selma and Zelma. Other variants, like Salima, are seldom used. These forms of Salma were popular during the years 1900-1909 (MEDIAN #1057) and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Selma becoming less in vogue. Salma is the most trendy baby name in this list.

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Similar Names

Salma▲ is alike in pronunciation to Zulma. Other recommended sound-alike names are Allma, Alma▼, Basma, Cama, Carma, Dalma, Dama, Delma▼, Ellma, Elma▼, Fatma, Halma, Helma, Jaima, Jama, Jazma, Kama, Karma, Naima, Naoma, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Rama, Rayma, Saba, Sabra, Sacha, Safia, Sahra, Saida, Saleema, Salena▼, Salimah, Salina▼, Salli, Sally▼, Sam, Sami, Samia, Samma, Sammi, Sana, Sanna, Santa, Sara▼, Saria, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sayda, Seema, Sela, Selda, Shalia, Shalva, Silia, Silja, Silva, Silya, Sima, Soma, Sula, Sylva, Syma, Taima, Talma, Tama, Tamma, Telma, Valma, Velma▼, Vilma, Wilma▼ and Wylma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Salma.