Salem is a unisex baby name of Arabic and Hebrew origin that means “complete, safe, peaceful”. Salem is a masculine Arabic name that has become popular in the US as a unisex name. Salem has been in the top 1000 baby names list for both girls and boys since 2019.
Meaning of the name Salem:
Hebrew: complete, safe, peaceful
Origin of the name Salem:
Salem is an Arabic and Hebrew name that means “complete, safe, peaceful”. Salem is an alternate transcription of the Arabic name Salim.
Symbolism of the name Salem:
Salem is the name of the Massachusetts city that is infamous for the Salem Witch Trials.
Style of the name Salem:
Gender of the name Salem:
Salem is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.
Pronunciation of the name Salem:
SA-leem (Arabic), SAY-ləm (English)
Number of syllables in the name Salem:
Emotion evoked from the name Salem:
Salem evokes feelings of protection and security.
Alternative spellings for the name Salem:
Nicknames for the name Salem:
Popularity of the name Salem:
According to the Social Security Administration, Salem is a popular unisex baby name. As a girl’s name, Salem has been in the top 1000 baby names list since 2019. It peaked at #607 in 2020. As a boy’s name, Salem has been in the top 1000 baby names list since 2019. It peaked at #807 in 2020.
Related names for the name Salem:
Great middle names for the name Salem and their meanings:
- Caspian (white)
- Torin (chief)
- Remus (oar)
- Noel (Christmas)
- Percival (one who pierces the valley)
- Mordecai (follower of Marduk)
- Peregrine (traveler, pilgrim)
- Darcy (from Arcy)
- Cecily (blind)
- Arden (valley of the eagle, high)
- Chiara (light, clear)
- Amaryllis (to sparkle)
- Verity (truth)
- Xanthe (golden, yellow)
- Cressida (gold)
- Amabel (lovable)
Famous people with the name Salem:
- Salem Ilese (American singer)
- Salem Al Fakir (Swedish musician)
- Salem Mitchell (American model)
- Salem Chaker (Algerian Berberologist)
- Salem Chalabi (Iraqi-American lawyer)
Salem in popular culture:
- Salem Saberhagen (comics, “Archie”)
- Salem (television, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)
- Salem (television, “RWBY”)
- Elliot Salem (video games, “Army of Two” series)
- Salem (video games, “Fire Emblem Heroes”)