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There's a famous actress named Selma Hayek.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Actress Hayek spells it Salma.
Selma Blair though is an actress with this name.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2006
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author, known internationally and the first woman awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1909.
-- Elphi  12/20/2005
Hahaha! OMG! I did a name generator and this was the name for the kid: Selma Gina Kellogg! LOL!
-- danielle16  4/7/2006
The name Selma also comes from Selma in "The Poems of Ossian" by James Macpherson. This Selma is a castle and the name is from the Gaelic "shelma", which means "beautiful view".

Selma can also be a form of Selima.
-- Ylva  6/27/2006
I recently discovered that this name was a family name. I kind of like it. It's classic but a little spunky at the same time. I might even use it someday.
-- claraelizabethann  7/24/2006
Selma Bouvier is twin sister of Patty Bouvier, and sister of Marge Simpson on the Simpsons.
-- flipflops5  3/3/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/20/2007
Selma Ježková is a fictional character from the movie "Dancer In The Dark". She was played by Björk.
-- Karcoolka  1/28/2008
Aren't there at least two small towns in the country with this name in America? The name has a bit of a hillbilly sound to it in America because of that, but it sounds like a pretty and refreshing enough name in other countries. Unfortunately, it reminds me of the movie Dancer in the Dark, where the character was basically dumber than a box of rocks. I think I'll always associate this name with that illogical disaster of a movie, and hillbilly places in America.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Possibly derived from the name Salma.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2009
I have mixed feelings about this name. I've heard it in Turkey and parts of the Arab world, where I suppose it's a form of Salma. It seems pretty common and youthful there. In English, however, it sounds so old ladyish, not to mention it immediately brings up Selma Bouvier from The Simpsons.
-- bananarama  7/5/2009
The German pronunciation is ZEL-mah. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
I'm a young American who LOVES this name, despite its 'Simpsons' association. I think it's very dark and oozy sweet at the same time... like molasses :) Selma is a sexy vamp who also bakes the best cookies.
-- Madyson  9/2/2011
Selma is a city in Alabama. In 1865 it was a site of the Battle of Selma where over 3000 Civil War soldiers died. Later it was a launch point for protesters attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Selma's Brown Chapel AME Church. Whenever I hear the name Selma, I think of the Civil Rights Movement.
-- cej  3/14/2012
Selma Hacker (played by Selma Diamond) was a character on the American TV series "Night Court".
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2012
Selma is also used in Bosnia as a form of the Arabic name Salma.
-- overtheclouds  10/16/2012
Reminds me of an Arabic name.
-- LaraElkady  3/2/2013
The name Selma was given to 72 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Selma is a lake monster said to live in the lake Seljordsvatnet in Seljord, Telemark, Norway.
-- ophelia  11/8/2013
I have lived with this name for 52 years, I looked it up once and found it was also derived from a Spanish man's name: Anselmo.
-- Selma Foote  7/5/2014

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