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Other Forms FormsSalma, Selma
Variant of Salma
. Sayyida Salme was a princess of Zanzibar and a writer. She changed her name to Emily Ruete after converting to Christianity and moving to Europe.
East Prussian German, Estonian and Finnish contracted form of Salome
. As an Estonian name, Salme is also associated with Estonian salm
"poem, verse" and a dialectal word for "inlet, sound".