See also: šelma

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, from Germanic ans "god" and helm "helmet". It is a place name in the Poems of Ossian, but at least a part of the name-givers must have been aware of the Turkish name Selma, ultimately of Arabic origin.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 253:
      Happy are thy people, O Fingal! king of resounding Selma!
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city in Alabama
  4. A city in California
  5. A town in Indiana
  6. A town in North Carolina
  7. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada
  8. A village in Switzerland
  9. A city in Texas
  10. A census-designated place in Virginia

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Selma: Selmuson
  • daughter of Selma: Selmudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Selma
Accusative Selmu
Dative Selmu
Genitive Selmu

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Selma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Selma Selmat
genitive Selman Selmojen
partitive Selmaa Selmoja
illative Selmaan Selmoihin
singular plural
nominative Selma Selmat
accusative nom. Selma Selmat
gen. Selman
genitive Selman Selmojen
Selmainrare
partitive Selmaa Selmoja
inessive Selmassa Selmoissa
elative Selmasta Selmoista
illative Selmaan Selmoihin
adessive Selmalla Selmoilla
ablative Selmalta Selmoilta
allative Selmalle Selmoille
essive Selmana Selmoina
translative Selmaksi Selmoiksi
instructive Selmoin
abessive Selmatta Selmoitta
comitative Selmoineen

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma f

  1. A female given name

DeclensionEdit


NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Selma

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (Turkish Selma), from Arabic سَلْمَى(salmā).

Proper nounEdit

Selma f ‎(Cyrillic spelling Селма)

  1. A female given name

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name, cognate to the English Selma.

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَلْمَى(salmā).

Proper nounEdit

Selma

  1. A female given name