The norwegian name Selma
comes from the celtic
language, and has the meaning "fair, pure". A less likely explanation is that it stems from the old german
name Anshelm which is based on Ansi (god
) and Helma (helmet
), meaning "protected by the gods". Selma Lagerlöf
, 1858 - 1940. In Norway, Selma shares her name day
on February 21st.