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Selma Name Popularity

How popular is the name Selma? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 218 253 0.0719%
1911 217 286 0.0768%
1912 231 353 0.07%
1913 223 427 0.0753%
1914 209 565 0.0811%
1915 219 705 0.0776%
1916 225 697 0.0722%
1917 216 761 0.0761%
1918 223 771 0.0718%
1919 246 641 0.0612%
1920 235 746 0.0671%
1921 252 667 0.0582%
1922 245 674 0.0605%
1923 245 664 0.0593%
1924 246 697 0.06%
1925 257 633 0.056%
1926 252 646 0.0587%
1927 253 640 0.0578%
1928 266 559 0.0522%
1929 268 528 0.051%
1930 276 505 0.0483%
1931 314 373 0.0378%
1932 362 266 0.0269%
1933 378 243 0.0261%
1934 408 212 0.0219%
1935 451 160 0.0165%
1936 421 189 0.0196%
1937 442 173 0.0176%
1938 517 127 0.0124%
1939 569 93 0.0091%
1940 589 95 0.0089%
1941 610 90 0.008%
1942 663 84 0.0067%
1943 696 74 0.0057%
1944 779 53 0.0043%
1945 810 45 0.0037%
1946 781 67 0.0045%
1947 792 73 0.0044%
1948 792 72 0.0045%
1949 841 66 0.0041%
1950 895 56 0.0035%
1951 898 59 0.0035%
1952 902 61 0.0035%
1953 884 66 0.0037%
1954 1,015 48 0.0026%
1955 1,001 55 0.003%
1956 1,131 42 0.0022%
1957 1,040 55 0.0029%
1958 1,144 42 0.0022%
1959 1,024 61 0.0032%
1960 1,184 41 0.0022%
1961 1,042 64 0.0034%
1962 1,279 33 0.0018%
1963 1,308 30 0.0017%
1964 1,397 25 0.0014%
1965 1,064 52 0.0032%
1966 1,814 11 0.0007%
1967 1,687 14 0.0009%
1968 2,012 8 0.0005%
1969 1,808 14 0.0009%
1970 2,186 8 0.0005%
1971 2,566 5 0.0003%
1972 2,119 8 0.0006%
1973 2,116 8 0.0006%
1974 0 0%
1975 2,108 10 0.0008%
1976 2,291 7 0.0005%
1977 1,975 15 0.0011%
1978 2,914 5 0.0004%
1979 0 0%
1980 2,446 9 0.0006%
1981 2,643 7 0.0005%
1982 2,656 7 0.0005%
1983 0 0%
1984 2,615 7 0.0005%
1985 0 0%
1986 2,510 10 0.0007%
1987 0 0%
1988 2,622 11 0.0007%
1989 2,257 18 0.0011%
1990 2,291 19 0.0011%
1991 2,579 14 0.0009%
1992 2,380 18 0.0011%
1993 0 0%
1994 3,606 5 0.0003%
1995 2,936 9 0.0006%
1996 2,222 20 0.0013%
1997 2,131 24 0.0016%
1998 2,073 26 0.0017%
1999 1,855 37 0.0025%
2000 1,815 43 0.0028%
2001 1,755 49 0.0033%
2002 1,986 35 0.0023%
2003 1,681 57 0.0037%
2004 1,550 70 0.0046%
2005 1,746 54 0.0035%
2006 1,775 56 0.0036%
2007 1,849 51 0.0032%
2008 2,037 39 0.0025%
2009 2,103 35 0.0023%
2010 1,949 40 0.0028%
2011 1,880 43 0.003%
2012 2,013 35 0.0025%
2013 1,963 37 0.0026%
2014 1,539 71 0.0049%
2015 1,822 44 0.003%
2016 1,811 44 0.0031%
2017 1,898 37 0.0027%
2018 2,064 27 0.002%
2019 1,800 40 0.003%

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Names Like Selma

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What names are variants of Selma?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Selma.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anselma

Helmet of God

German

Salma

Peace; helmet of God; safe

Hebrew

Sellma

Helmet of God; safe

German

Selmah

Peace; helmet of God; safe

Hebrew

Zelma

Helmet of God

German

Zelmah

Helmet of God; safe

German


What names sound like Selma?

If you like how Selma sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Selma.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sahlma

Peace

Hebrew

Salama

Peace

Arabic

Salima

Safe; peace

Hebrew

Salmah

Peace

Hebrew

Saloma

Peace

Hebrew

Selima

Peace

Arabic

Selimah

Peace

Arabic

Soloma

Peace

Arabic

Zelima

Helmet of God

German

Zulma

Peace

Arabic


What names are similar to Selma?

Find a name that’s like Selma, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Salome

Peace

Hebrew

Velma

A variant form of Wilhelmina.

German


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