Selim name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Selim mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Selim

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Turkey and the United States, the name Selim is of Arabic origin and means "Safe".
  2. According to a user from India, the name Selim means "Safe, sound".
  3. A user from Turkey says the name Selim means "Right, honest, flawless".
  4. A submission from Spain says the name Selim means "Bycicle Seat" and is of Portuguese origin.
  5. A user from Germany says the name Selim means "Everyone knows about our favorite purple-haired succubus with lovely tanned skin".
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International Interest
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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Selim

Notable Persons Named Selim

Selim I

Selim I was royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Padişah, Ottoman Caliphate, List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire, and Padishah. His career lasted from 1517 to 1520. Selim was born as the child of Bayezid II and Gülbahar Hatun in Amasya. He breathed his last breath on September 22nd, 1520.

Selim II

Selim II is royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Padişah, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, Padishah, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. His career lasted from 1566 to 1566. Selim was born as the child of Suleiman the Magnificent and Roxelana on May 28th, 1524 in Istanbul.

Selim III

Selim III was royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He was most prominent from 1789 to 1789. Selim was born as the child of Mustafa III and Mihrişah Sultan on December 24th, 1761. He passed away on July 28th, 1808.

Selim Hoss

Selim Hoss is a (Acting), Prime Minister of Lebanon, President of Lebanon, List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon, and List of Presidents of Lebanon. Selim was given the name Selim Ahmed Hoss on December 20th, 1929 in Beirut.

Selim Bayraktar

Selim Bayraktar is an actor. He has been prominent since 2006. Selim was born in 1975 in Kirkuk.

Selim Süleyman Osmanoğlu

He holds the title Prince Selim Süleymanthumb|center|alt=Prince Selim Süleyman Efendi|Prince Selim Süleyman Efendi, Prince Selim Süleyman, and thumb|center|alt=Prince Selim Süleyman Efendi|Prince Selim Süleyman Efendi. Selim was born as the child of Osmanoğlu family on December 15th, 1979 in High Wycombe.

  • Selim Benachour
    Soccer Player
  • Selim Hassan
  • Selim Sesler
    List of Clarinetists
  • Selim Mouzannar
  • Selim Ay
    Soccer Player
  • Selim Rauf Sarper
    List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)
  • Selim Sırrı Tarcan
  • Selim Erdoğan
  • Selim Matar
  • Selim Giray
    Turkish Born
  • Selim Muça
  • Selim Aydemir
    Soccer Player
  • Selim Shahid

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selim

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selim

Saleh Selim

Saleh Selim was a soccer player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1988. Saleh was born on September 11th, 1930 in Cairo. He died on May 6th, 2002.

Heba Selim

She breathed her last breath in 1973.

Hesham Selim

Hesham Selim is an actor. Hesham was born on January 27th, 1958 in Cairo.

Shahiduzzaman Selim

Shahiduzzaman Selim is an actor, producer, television presenter, and businessman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Shahiduzzaman was born Shahiduzzaman Selim in 5 in Bangladesh.

Mai Selim

Mai Selim is a singer and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Mai was given the name Mai Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan Selim on November 6th, 1983.

Ali Selim


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selim U.S.
  White 79.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selim

People with the last name Selim are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Selim

  • How Popular is the name Selim? Selim is the 13,778th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selim was the 34,272nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 688 babies born with the first name Selim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selim to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Selim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selim is Monday, August 12th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Selim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selim was in 2017 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Selim Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selim is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 17 babies in New York have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Selim: The name spelled backwards is Miles. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mlies. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 662 people with the last name Selim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selim as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Selim name meaning

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