US Popularity:4899
Meaning:God's helmet; Beautiful view; Peace
Selma is a feminine name with many origins, most notably Old German, Celtic, and Arabic. As a Germanic title, Selma comes from Anselma and means “God’s helmet,” carrying an air of divine protection. This lyrical name also features in the Ossianic work of Scottish poet James Macpherson, “The Songs of Selma,” where Selma is a place name. The Celtic meaning for Selma is considered to be “beautiful view,” from sealladh. Selma may also be a variation of the Arabic Salma, meaning “peace.” Selma has that vintage-chic flair that is bound to come back into fashion. Actress Selma Blair is already giving this beautiful title a stylish revival. Selma is a fitting choice for baby if you wish for them to feel protected by their faith.

Selma Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Selma is currently #2059 on The Bump
Girl:Selma is currently #909 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Selma is currently #4899 in U.S. births
Girl:Selma is currently #1720 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 127
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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