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Boy Name: Salem

Name: Salem
Pronunciation: \s(a)-lem\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: peace
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Salim
Sounds Like: Saleem, Selim, Slim, Salomo
Similar Names: Alem, Calum, Clem, Halim, Hallem, Sal, Sam, Samm, Sealey, Zale
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6422


Salem \s(a)-lem\ as a boy's name is pronounced SAY-lem. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Salem is "peace". Related to Shalom and Solomon. Biblical: name of the ancient city that later was identified with Jerusalem. In America, the name has been used for many cities and towns including the capital of Oregon and the historic coastal town in Massachusetts, site of the Salem witch trials and setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale, "The House of the Seven Gables".

For more information, see also the related name Salim.

Baby names that sound like Salem are Saleem, Selim, Slim and Salomo. Other similar baby names are Alem, Calum, Clem, Halim, Hallem, Sal, Sam, Samm, Sealey and Zale.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Salem.


Salem is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6422 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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