Meaning and Origin of: Salim

Boy name origins & meanings

  • African American : Peace

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim and Jewish (Sephardic) : from a personal name based on Arabicsalīm ‘perfect’, ‘faultless’, ‘safe’, ‘secure’. Salīm bin Thabet was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605–1627) was also known as PrinceSalīm. This is a widespread name in all Muslim countries.