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Gender: Female Meaning of Zelma: "God helmet" Origin of Zelma: German, diminutive of Anselma

The name Zelma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "God helmet". Zelma and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With Z and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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The Selma-Thelma-Velma connection dates it.

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Famous People Named Zelma

Zelma Davis, American singer of group of C+C Music Factory
Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick, birth name of Kathryn Grayson, American actress and opera singer
Zelma Wilson, American architect
Zelma O'Neal, American actress, singer, dancer
Zelma Watson George, American singer and philanthropist
Zelma R. Long, American oenologist and vintner

Pop Culture References for the name Zelma

Azelma, sister of Eponine in book/musical "Les Misérables"
Zelma, a character in "Fran Bow"