[ 3 syll. an-sel-ma, ans-e-lma ] The baby girl name Anselma is pronounced as ae-NSAHL-Maa- †. Anselma has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish. The meaning of Anselma is 'protected by God'. It is a two-element name derived from ans and helm with the meanings 'God' and 'helmet, protection' respectively.
In addition, Anselma is a form of the English, German, Arabic, Slavic, Italian, and Scandinavian Selma.
Anselma is the feminine form of the English, German, and Spanish Anselm. Forms of Anselma include the names Anselmah, Anzelma, and Anzelmah. Other variants of the name include the English, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian familiar form Zelma and the English, German, Italian, and Scandinavian shortening Selma.
Anselma is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Anselma include Ancelin, Anceline, Angaline, Angeleen, Angelien, Angelin, Angelyna, Anselmah, Anzelma, Anzelmah, Ongelene, Ongelin, Ongeline, Ancelina, Angalena, Angalina, Angelena, Angelene, Angelina, and Angelinah.
† English pronunciation for Anselma: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"