girl name Selma
 

Baby Girl Names - Selma


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The name Selma is of Old German origin, and is a feminine diminutive form of Anselm.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Selma has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Selma
Use of the Name Selma for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
22,778 226 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Selma has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Selma last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1956, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Selma
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188025936  
188123047  
188223754  
188318980  
188424363  
188524568  
188620991  
188720997  
1888190139  
1889201133  
1890183165  
1891163206  
1892175209  
1893176211  
1894183212  
1895188208  
1896178238  
1897205183  
1898193229  
1899193206  
1900201239  
1901181242  
1902183252  
1903193218  
1904194231  
1905202224  
1906193252  
1907218231  
1908210256  
1909226249  
1910222291  
1911222319  
1912229387  
1913226453  
1914214586  
1915217742  
1916228716  
1917216786  
1918223794  
1919244681  
1920234770  
1921251703  
1922247690  
1923245703  
1924246732  
1925257668  
1926254672  
1927253672  
1928264598  
1929269562  
1930274548  
1931313419  
1932353325  
1933371297  
1934403262  
1935443212  
1936414243  
1937439224  
1938486188  
1939534156  
1940568150  
1941584144  
1942587159  
1943693121  
1944654129  
1945747101  
1946678141  
1947728138  
1948748130  
1949785121  
1950877103  
1951820120  
1952913103  
1953859119  
1954945105  
1955930112  
1956947114  
Totals:  22,778 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Selma as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Selma appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 77 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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Girl Name Selma