What does Selma mean?

Definitions for Selma
ˈsɛl məSel·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Selmanoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Selmanoun

    A female given name.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  2. Selmanoun

    A surname.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  3. Selmanoun

    A city, the county seat of Dallas County, Alabama; named for James Macpherson's Ossianic poem The Songs of Selma.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  4. Selmanoun

    A city in California; named for early resident Selma Michelson.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  5. Selmanoun

    A city in Texas.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  6. Selmanoun

    A town in North Carolina; named for the city in Alabama.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  7. Selmanoun

    A town in Indiana.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  8. Selmanoun

    A census-designated place in Oregon.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  9. Selmanoun

    A census-designated place in Virginia.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  10. Selmanoun

    A village in Graubünden, Switzerland.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  11. Selmanoun

    A community in Nova Scotia.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  12. Selmanoun

    An unincorporated community in Arkansas.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  13. Selmanoun

    An unincorporated community in Iowa.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  14. Selmanoun

    An unincorporated community in Kansas.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  15. Selmanoun

    An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for the place in the Ossian cycle.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

  16. Selmanoun

    An unincorporated community in Ohio.

    Etymology: Taken to use in the 19th century when similar-sounding names, Elma, Thelma, Alma, Wilma, etc. were in vogue. Perhaps a shortening of Anselma, or from the name of a place in the James Macpherson's Ossian cycle of epic poems, itself from Scottish Gaelic sealladh + math ("good vision") . In some cases perhaps borrowed from Turkish Selma, from Arabic سَلْمَى‎ ( salmā ) .

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  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.

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

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Numerology

  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. Selma Blair:

    I ask everyone's forgiveness as I go on this journey in life. Oh, I'm sure I'll be canceled many times, introducing, Selma Blair.

  2. Boone Isaacs:

    It's nominated for the Oscar for best picture. It's an award that showcases the talent of everyone involved in the production of the movie 'Selma.'.

  3. President Obama:

    The notion that say some young kid who was brought here when he was 2 or 3 years old might somehow be deported at the age of 20 or 25, even though they've grown up as Americans — that's not who we are. That's not true to the spirit of what the march on Selma was about, the idea that we would discriminate against people with different sexual orientations, the basic concept was everybody has to be treated equally under the law, not that you have to, that everybody has to have an equal lifestyle.

  4. Al Sharpton:

    With all of the talent in 'Selma' and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.

  5. John Legend:

    We say that 'Selma' is now, because the struggle for justice is right now, we know that the voting rights act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now the struggle for freedom and justices where we live in the most incarcerated country in the world.

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