Meaning and Origin of Selman - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Selman

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • American : Gregarious

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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).