Selma is German in origin. It is generally understood to mean "divinely protected" or "godly helmet." The name also has Middle Eastern origins and can be translated to "peace" or "healthy" in Arabic.
Similar Names: Anselma, Sellmah
Famous Selma Names: Selma Blair (actress), Selma Diamond (actress)
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