First name origin & meaning:
Scandinavian: Divinely protected
First name variations: Sellma, Salmah, Zelma, Selma
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Sell 1.
- German: from Middle High
German, Middle Low German selle ‘friend’, ‘companion’.
- French: habitational name from any of the various places called
Selle, Selles, or La Selle, named with Latin cella ‘cell’,
‘cot’, ‘hut’, ‘stall’.
- Dutch (Van Selle): habitational name for someone from Zelle in Herenthout, Antwerp.
- A Selle (or De Selle) from the Burgundy region of France was
documented in Montreal in 1729.
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