Selma

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Anselma (see Anshelm) [1] [2]

2) From the name of Fingal's castle in the Ossian poem by James Macpherson (1760s):

Celtic shelma = 'beautiful view' (used as a first name first in German poetry in the late 18th century) [1] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [2]

3) Variant form of Salma [3]

4) Female form of Selmer [4]

Related Names

Selbmá
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Sami
Selma
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Siilma
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Greenlandic
Sîlma
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Greenlandic
Zelma
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Selmine

For male forms see Selm and Selmar

Combinations

For combinations see SELM (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Selma
Genitive: Selmas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Selma
Accusative: Selmu
Dative: Selmu
Genitive: Selmu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Selma
Genitive: Selman
Partitive: Selmaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Selma
Accusative: Selmu
Dative: Selmu
Genitive: Selmu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Selma
Genitive: Selmas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Selma
Genitive: Selmas

Name Days

Finland Finland

5 December

Norway Norway

21 February

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

5 December

Sweden Sweden

27 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940, Swedish author and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Literature, 1909)
  • Selma Lønning Aarø (born 13 July 1972), Norwegian author

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
6310 8547 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
3834 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
2730 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
325 368 0 0
Finland Finland[12]
n.a. 11912 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Selma(f) Sources: [8][10][9][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Selma(f) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Selma(f)

Sources: [8] [10] [9] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables