Old Danish name of unknown meaning and origin
One suggestion is that it is connected to the German word Schelm:
Old High German scalmo, scelmo = 'carrion, plague'
Middle High German schalm(e), schelm(e) = 'carrion, plague' and 'scammer, beguiler'
Modern High German Schelm = 'scammer, beguiler' and 'rogue, jester'
Denmark: Skjalmsen, Skjalmsdatter (♀)
Skjalm Hvide (~ 1060-1113), Danish chieftain (Sjælland)
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