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Zelma name meaning

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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zelma

User Submitted Origins

German
33%
Arabic
33%
English
22%
Puerto Rican
11%

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name from Arabic, variant of Selma.

Zelma was also found in the following language(s): Latvian

Notable Persons Named Zelma

Notable Persons Named Zelma

Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson was an actress/singer. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1998. Kathryn was given the name Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick on February 9th, 1922 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. She passed away on February 17th, 2010.

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Zelma Watson George

Zelma was born on December 8th, 1903 in Hearne, Texas. Zelma is also known as zelmaa. She breathed her last breath on July 3rd, 1994.

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Zelma I. Edgell

Zelma I. Edgell is a writer. She was most prominent from 1982 to present. Zelma was born on October 21st, 1940 in Belize City, Belize.

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Zelma Henderson

Zelma was born on February 29th, 1920. She breathed her last breath on May 20th, 2008.

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Zelma O'Neal

Zelma O'Neal was an actress. She was most active from 1927 to 1937. Zelma was born on May 29th, 1903 in Rock Falls, Illinois, U.S. She left this life on November 3rd, 1989.

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Zelma Charles Wyche

Zelma Charles Wyche was a barber and official. Zelma was born on January 24th, 1918 in Louisiana, USA. He passed away on September 24th, 1999.

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Fun Facts about the name Zelma

  • How Popular is the name Zelma? Zelma is the 1,898th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zelma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,854 babies born with the first name Zelma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zelma to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zelma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Zelma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zelma is Friday, November 26th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Zelma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zelma was in 1919 with a total of 488 babies.
  • Random Zelma Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zelma ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 5 babies in Utah have the same name in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Zelma: The name spelled backwards is Amlez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mzlae. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zelma name meaning

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