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

Wiktionary

  1. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A female given name.

  2. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A surname​.

  3. Selma(ProperNoun)

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

  4. Selma(ProperNoun)

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

  5. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A city in Texas.

  6. Selma(ProperNoun)

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

  7. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A town in Indiana.

  8. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A census-designated place in Oregon.

  9. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A census-designated place in Virginia.

  10. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A village in Graubünden, Switzerland.

  11. Selma(ProperNoun)

    A community in Nova Scotia.

  12. Selma(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Arkansas.

  13. Selma(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Iowa.

  14. Selma(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Kansas.

  15. Selma(ProperNoun)

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

  16. Selma(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Ohio.

  17. Origin: 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 ) .

Freebase

  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
    Alex
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    Karen
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How to say Selma in sign language?

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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. John Lewis:

    I never saw him. I never met him, i was involved in the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery and directed to voter education project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President Clinton.

  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 Barack Obama:

    Selma is not just about commemorating the past, it's about honoring the legends who helped change this country through your actions today, in the here and now, selma is now.

  4. President Obama:

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

  5. President Obama:

    We have to recognize that one day’s commemoration, no matter how special, is not enough, if Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done.

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