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The name Selma was given to 88 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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Selma Ergeç is a Turkish-German actress, beauty pageant titleholder, model, designer, philologist, psychologist and doctor.
cutenose  6/8/2016
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The name is also rather common in Iceland. [noted -ed]
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
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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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Selma is a lake monster said to live in the lake Seljordsvatnet in Seljord, Telemark, Norway.
ophelia  11/8/2013
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The name Selma was given to 72 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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Reminds me of an Arabic name.
LaraElkady  3/2/2013
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Selma is also used in Bosnia as a form of the Arabic name Salma.
overtheclouds  10/16/2012
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Selma Hacker (played by Selma Diamond) was a character on the American TV series "Night Court".
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
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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
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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
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The German pronunciation is ZEL-mah. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
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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
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Possibly derived from the name Salma.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2009
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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
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Selma Ježková is a fictional character from the movie "Dancer In The Dark". She was played by Björk.
Karcoolka  1/28/2008
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Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/20/2007
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Selma Bouvier is twin sister of Patty Bouvier, and sister of Marge Simpson on the Simpsons.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
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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
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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
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Hahaha! OMG! I did a name generator and this was the name for the kid: Selma Gina Kellogg! LOL!
danielle16  4/7/2006
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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
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There's a famous actress named Selma Hayek.
breakofday  12/16/2005
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Actress Hayek spells it Salma.
Selma Blair though is an actress with this name.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2006

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