Salma - Meaning of Salma
[ 2 syll. sal-ma, sa-lma ] The baby girl name Salma is pronounced as SAA-LMaa- †. Salma's origin, as well as its use, is in the Arabic language. Salma is a diminutive of the name Selima (English and Slavic).
See also the related category arabic.
Salma is somewhat popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity during the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the peak of its usage in 1999, 0.023% of baby girls were named Salma. It had a ranking of #569 then. The baby name has experienced a loss in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.018% and its ranking #799, but it was nevertheless the most widely used out of all girl names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Salma include Salam (Arabic), Salane, Salaome, Saleane, Saleem, Salem, Salin, Saline, Sallene, Sallin, Salline, Sallyn, Sallyne, Salyn, Salyne, Selima (English and Slavic), Selin (Turkish), Seline (English and French), Selyn, and Selyne (English).
† English pronunciation for Salma: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"
A famous person named Salma is Actress Salma Hayek, born 2 September 1966, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.