German, diminutive of Anselma
"God helmet"

Zelma Origin and Meaning

The name Zelma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "God helmet".

The Selma-Thelma-Velma connection dates it.

# 981 in the US

Zelma Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Zelma

  • Zelma DavisAmerican singer of group of C+C Music Factory
  • Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrickbirth name of Kathryn Grayson, American actress and opera singer
  • Zelma WilsonAmerican architect
  • Zelma O'NealAmerican actress, singer, dancer
  • Zelma Watson GeorgeAmerican singer and philanthropist
  • Zelma R. LongAmerican oenologist and vintner

Zelma in Pop Culture

  • Azelmasister of Eponine in book/musical "Les Misérables"
  • Zelmaa character in "Fran Bow"