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Salem Meaning


What does Salem mean?

The name Salem is of Arabic origin.

The meaning of Salem is "peace".

It is also of American origin, where its meaning is "uS City".

Salem is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sa-lem.

The Given Name Salem

Salem is a form of Salome. See Salome for further details.

Bold and enchanting, it is a name considered by many parents.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Salem is also great as a middle name.

Salem Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,016 in baby name popularity for girls with 254 occurrences. It ranked 1,205 in baby name popularity for boys with 155 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,192 in baby name popularity for girls with 204 occurrences. It ranked 1,149 in baby name popularity for boys with 165 occurrences.

View the Salem Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Salem has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Salem to other names.

Salem Related Names

Salem is a form of Salome.

Famous Salems

    Salem Numerology

    What will your new littleSalem be like?

    It may all be in the numbers.

    The numbers that make up your child's name.

    Numerology may give you some insight.

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    Salem Name Fun

    Would you like to fingerspell the name Salem in American Sign Language?

    Then just follow the diagram below.

    Be creative with the name Salem.

    Just for fun, see the name Salem in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

    Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Salem in Nautical Flags page.