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Salem Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1541  in baby name popularity for girls with 141 occurrences.  It ranked 1503 in popular baby names for boys with 107 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.


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Related Names

Salem is a form of the name Salome.

Other Tidbits

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.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.