Updated June 9, 2019

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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.