Family name origins & meanings
- French : habitational name from any of various places called Chalm, often recorded as La Champ, in Ardèche, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Isère, Lozère.
- Arabic : ethnic name for a Syrian or habitational name for someone from Damascus, from al shām, Arabic name for Syria, used in Syria itself to denote the city of Damascus.
- Chinese : variant of Zhan.
- Other Southeast Asian : unexplained.