Meaning and Origin of: Salem

Boy name origins & meanings

  • African American : Peace

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic sālim orsalīm ‘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.