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Gender: Female Meaning of Salma: "safe" Origin of Salma: Arabic Salma's Popularity in 2017: #764

The name Salma is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "safe". Salma is ranked #764 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spanish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek lends a large dollop of glamour to this name that would otherwise resemble the middle-aged Selma.

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Famous People Named Salma

Salma Bennani, Princess consort of Mohammed VI of Morocco
Salma Yaqoob, British activist
Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
Salma Rachid, Moroccan singer
Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania as wife of President Jakaya Kikwete
Salma bint Abdullah (b. 2000), Princess of Jordan; daughter of King Abdullah II

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