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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Salma

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Salma in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Salma:

  • Records indicate that 5,589 girls in the United States have been named Salma since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1999, when 441 people in the U.S. were given the name Salma. Those people are now 20 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Salma

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Salma and i enjoy and love my name and its pretty easy to say it my grandmother really like the name so they named me after Salma Hayek I get that reference a lot that my name sounds like the artist when I was little I didn't know what that meant so it kind of annoyed me that people were just calling me Salma Hayek randomly but i got used to it" Feb. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "People who have the name Salma are smart and they become presidents" Dec. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a nice name and salmas are very nice and smart" Nov. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Salma. I like my name Bc it mean that I am a peaceful girl. I found out there is girls out there that are named Salma. It is a popular Muslim girl name." May. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Salma. I've always loved my name. A lot of people call their daughter Salma in Arabic countries. Despite that not many people have this name in Europe or America." Jun. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is salma. I have always loved my name. I think iys a great name nd unique. You dont meet many people with that name. Meaning in arabic is peaceful" Dec. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister-in-law's name is Salma. She is a very sweet girl." Nov. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The language origin of the name "Salma" stems from the Arabic word "Salaam", meaning peace. It is often confused with "Selma" which is a Christian name. I've seen some baby name sites list the language origin as Spanish, and have given it the meaning "ambitious"; this is completely incorrect and likely a result of the Mexican actress Salma Hayek being so popular. Salma Hayek, incidently, has a Lebanese father which is why she has a Middle Eastern first name." Jul. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "The name means peaceful not safe. All of the other websites are wrong" Dec. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Hello, My name is Salma my parents are from Morrocco. I always thought Salma was a terrible name. But now i thnk its absoulotly gorgus." May. 1, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Salma I think Salma is a nice name right now I am a little girl.A lot of people is named Salma" Sep. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

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