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Girl Name: Selima

Name: Selima
Pronunciation: \s(e)-li-ma\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: peace
Origin: Arabic
Related Names: Salimah
Sounds Like: Selma, Salima, Sellma, Zelima
Variant forms: Saleema, Saleemah, Selimah


Selima \s(e)-li-ma\ as a girl's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Selima is "peace". From "selim" and related to Salome. Literary name first used by the poet Thomas Gray (18th century) in passing reference to a cat.

Selima has 3 variant forms: Saleema, Saleemah and Selimah.

For more information, see also the related name Salimah.

Baby names that sound like Selima are Selma, Salima, Sellma and Zelima.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Selima.


Selima is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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