Selma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, from Germanic ans "god" and helm "helmet". It is a place name in the Poems of Ossian, but at least a part of the name-givers must have been aware of the Turkish name Selma, ultimately of Arabic origin.

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 253:
      Happy are thy people, O Fingal! king of resounding Selma!
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city in Alabama
  4. A city in California
  5. A town in Indiana
  6. A town in North Carolina
  7. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada
  8. A village in Switzerland
  9. A city in Texas
  10. A CDP in Virginia

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

Faroese[edit]

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Selma f

  1. A female given name

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Selma
Accusative Selmu
Dative Selmu
Genitive Selmu

Finnish[edit]

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Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Selma f

  1. A female given name

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish Selma, from Arabic سلمى (salmā).

Proper noun[edit]

Selma f (Cyrillic spelling Селма)

  1. A female given name

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سلمى (salmā).

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name