Selma \s(e)-lma, sel-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced SEL-mah. It is of Old German and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Selma is "helmet of God; safe". Feminine short form of Anselma; variant of Salma. Actress Selma Blair.
Selma has 6 variant forms: Anselma, Salma, Sellma, Selmah, Zelma and Zelmah.
For more information, see also related names Velma and Salome.
Baby names that sound like Selma are Selima, Salama, Soloma, Saloma, Salima, Salmah, Sahlma, Selimah, Zelima and Zulma.