Meaning and Origin of: Salem
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First name origins & meanings:
- African American : Peace
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Last name origin & meaning:
- Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic sālim or salīm ‘safe’, ‘secure’, ‘perfect’, ‘complete’. Sālim ibn ‛Umayr was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
- French (Alsace) : habitational name from a place named Salem in Haut-Rhin, named for the holy city of Jerusalem.