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Salma

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8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Salma mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Salma

"Salma" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Beautiful Woman". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Salma

Salma Hayek is an actress, producer, and model. She was most active from 1988 to present. Salma was given the name Salma Hayek Jiménez on September 2nd, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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Salma Agha is a singer, actress, and producer. Salma was born Salma Agha in London.

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Salma Sultan is a news anchor at doordarshan, news presenter, and news anchoratdoordarshan. Her career lasted from 1967 to 2005. Salma was born on March 16th, 1947.

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Salma Sabahi is a tv presenter htv channel and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2 to 2. Salma was born as the child of Hamdeen Sabahi on March 8th, 1981.

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Salma Yaqoob is a Leader of the Respect Party. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2012. Salma was born in 1971 in Bradford, England.

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Salma was born on June 16th, 1979 in Madrid.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Salma

Lalla Salma is royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Lalla was born as the child of Hajj on May 10th, 1978 in Fez, Morocco.

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Happy Salma is a model, writer, and actress. Happy was born Happy Salma on January 4th, 1980 in Sukabumi. Happy is also known as Jero Happy Salma Wanasari.

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How popular is the baby name Salma in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 6 6 0
1972 10 10 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 9 9 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 13 13 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 17 17 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 11 11 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 24 24 0
1988 19 19 0
1989 26 26 0
1990 38 38 0
1991 41 41 0
1992 42 42 0
1993 46 46 0
1994 55 55 0
1995 48 48 0
1996 101 101 0
1997 291 291 0
1998 430 430 0
1999 442 442 0
2000 359 359 0
2001 364 364 0
2002 318 318 0
2003 377 377 0
2004 309 309 0
2005 358 358 0
2006 362 362 0
2007 349 349 0
2008 332 332 0
2009 360 360 0
2010 300 300 0
2011 313 313 0
2012 353 348 5
2013 324 324 0
2014 309 309 0
2015 351 351 0
2016 385 385 0

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Popularity of Salma as a first name

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Popularity of Salma as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salma U.S.
  White 42.59% 64.26%
  African American 2.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 45.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salma

People with the last name Salma are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Salma

  • How Popular is the name Salma? Salma is the 2,897th most popular name of all time. As a last name Salma was the 86,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,592 babies born with the first name Salma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salma to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Salma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salma is Saturday, March 1st, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Salma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salma was in 1999 with a total of 442 babies.
  • Random Salma Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salma is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 51 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Salma: Your name in reverse order is Amlas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alsma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 216 people with the last name Salma.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Salma as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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