Meaning and Origin of: Selman
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First name origins & meanings:
- American : Gregarious
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : nickname for a happy or fortunate man, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ + man, German Mann ‘man’.
- English : from the Middle English female personal name Seely (see Seeley 1), or of the nickname Sele (see Seal 4) + man ‘servant’, hence an occupational name for a servant employed by a bearer of either of these names.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Zelman, a pet form of Zalmen (see Salmon).