Family name origins & meanings
- Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic salmān ‘safe’. Salmān al-Farsi was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is widespread throughout the Muslim world.
- Variant of Suleiman.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Salmon 2.
- English, French, Dutch, and German : from a reduced form of Salomon. Compare Salmon 1.