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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
The name is also rather common in Iceland. [noted -ed]
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
Selma Ergeç is a Turkish-German actress, beauty pageant titleholder, model, designer, philologist, psychologist and doctor.
cutenose  6/8/2016
The name Selma was given to 88 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016

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