Selma

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See also: selma and šelma

English[edit]

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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, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math (good vision). In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى(salmā).

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Selma

  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city in Alabama; the county seat of Dallas County; named for James Macpherson's Ossianic poem The Songs of Selma.
  4. A city in California; named for early resident Selma Michelson.
  5. A city in Texas.
  6. A town in North Carolina; named for the city in Alabama.
  7. A town in Indiana.
  8. A CDP in Oregon.
  9. A CDP in Virginia.
  10. A village in Graubünden, Switzerland.
  11. A community in Nova Scotia.
  12. An unincorporated community in Arkansas.
  13. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
  14. An unincorporated community in Kansas.
  15. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for the place in the Ossian cycle.
  16. An unincorporated community in Ohio.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma.

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Selma: Selmuson
  • daughter of Selma: Selmudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Selma
Accusative Selmu
Dative Selmu
Genitive Selmu

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈselmɑ/, [ˈs̠e̞lmɑ]
  • Rhymes: -elmɑ
  • Hyphenation: Sel‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Selma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Selma Selmat
genitive Selman Selmojen
partitive Selmaa Selmoja
illative Selmaan Selmoihin
singular plural
nominative Selma Selmat
accusative nom. Selma Selmat
gen. Selman
genitive Selman Selmojen
Selmainrare
partitive Selmaa Selmoja
inessive Selmassa Selmoissa
elative Selmasta Selmoista
illative Selmaan Selmoihin
adessive Selmalla Selmoilla
ablative Selmalta Selmoilta
allative Selmalle Selmoille
essive Selmana Selmoina
translative Selmaksi Selmoiksi
instructive Selmoin
abessive Selmatta Selmoitta
comitative Selmoineen

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Icelandic[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Selma f

  1. A female given name

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma.

Portuguese[edit]

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Selma f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish Selma), from Arabic سَلْمَى(salmā).

Proper noun[edit]

Selma f (Cyrillic spelling Селма)

  1. A female given name

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Selma c (genitive Selmas)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma.

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English, from various similar-sounding female given names.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Sel‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name originating from English

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سَلْمَى(salmā).

Proper noun[edit]

Selma

  1. A female given name originating from Arabic