Selma

Female

Meaning

God's Helmet

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈsɛlmə/

Traits associated with the name Selma:

Dogs named Selma tend to be loving, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Selma?

Naming your dog Selma suggests that you have a strong appreciation for classic names and may have a sentimental attachment to the name. It could also suggest that you have a strong connection to the character Selma from The Simpsons, which could indicate a sense of humor and a love of pop culture.

Is Selma a good dog name?

Selma has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Selma isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

5,031
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2,998
New York City Dog Name Database
2,520
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Selma is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Selma was, in the past month, the 5545th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of February 2024, Selma is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Selma was viewed 45 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Selma's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

As you can see, this name is not particularly common across the United States.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Selma.

Most popular breeds named Selma:

  1. Basenji
  2. Finnish Spitz
  3. Poodle
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Golden Retriever

Selma is found in these categories:

british dog names
british

Not directly linked to British culture or language.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during the 19th century, it's now a rare canine moniker.

Dog names like Selma:

Princess
Star
Bright Meadow
Forest
Red
Wisdom
Selma dog name meaning

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