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.

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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. Selma(ProperNoun)

    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 ) .

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

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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. Hillary Clinton:

    You can see how progress is made by looking at what happened this weekend in Selma, Alabama, where our country is marking a historic anniversary of the long march towards equality and a more perfect union, and also recommitting to carry the cause forward into the 21st century, so whether it's women's rights or human rights, civil rights or LGBT rights, we're counting on all of you to lead the way, and that's what the no-ceilings initiative at the Clinton Foundation is really all about.

  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. Al Sharpton:

    The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that 'Selma' was nominated for Best Picture, it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations, 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.

  4. Robert Stewart:

    Selma is a very resilient place but it's a place that is stagnant, the sad thing is that it has so much potential.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote. As we speak, more of such laws are being proposed, meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood, so much sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence ... stands weakened.

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