What does Selma mean?

Definitions for Selma
ˈsɛl məSel·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Selma(noun)

    a town in central Alabama on the Alabama river; in 1965 it was the center of a drive to register Black voters


  1. Selma(ProperNoun)


  2. Origin: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma etc. were in vogue. 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 name Selma, ultimately of origin.


  1. Selma

    Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the blackbelt region of lower west Alabama. Located on the banks of the Alabama River, it has a population of 20,756 as of the 2010 census. The city is best known for the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement and the Selma to Montgomery marches that originated in the city.

Anagrams for Selma »

  1. amels, lames, lamés, males, meals, mesal, Salem, semla

How to pronounce Selma?

  1. Alex
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How to say Selma in sign language?

  1. selma


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Selma in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Selma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Selma in a Sentence

  1. The NAACP:

    This is our Selma.

  2. The President:

    If Selma taught us anything, it's that our work is never done.

  3. President Obama:

    If Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done.

  4. John Legend:

    We say that 'Selma' is now, because the struggle for justice is right now.

  5. Alston Keith Jr.:

    I don't know if the movie is going to help Selma's image the way it will be portrayed.

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