Salam name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Salam

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  1. 4 people from all over the world agree the name Salam is of Arabic origin and means "Peace".
  2. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Salam means "'Peace' 'safety' 'security'" and is of Bengali origin.
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Salam means "Salam is Sumerian in origon then it was used by 18 of the 21 Semitic languages like Arabic and Hebrew. Salam is a two part word. First par is Sal which means Joy or Happiness in Sumerian. The second part is Lam which means prosperity so the whole word means to grow more joy in prosperity which is what Peace is about and what was used in later language. Sumerian used it to greet each other - same use till today in many parts of the world".
  4. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Salam is of Geez origin and means "Soup".
  5. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Salam is of African origin and means "Man of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sa*lam
A salutation or compliment of ceremony in the east by word or act; an obeisance, performed by bowing very low and placing the right palm on the forehead.

Etymology: Ar. salām peace, safety

  1. Alternative spelling of salaam

salam was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani, Latvian, Mauritian Creole, Romanian, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Salam

Notable Persons Named Salam

Salam Fayyad

Salam Fayyad is a (Disputed), Prime Minister of PNA, and Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. Salam was born on April 2nd, 1952 in Deir al-Ghusun.

Salam Haji Abdul

Salam was born on March 1st, 1948.

Salam Pax

Salam Pax is a unicef. He holds the title Communications Officer. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2009. Salam was given the name Salam al-Janabi in 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Salam Bappu

Salam Bappu is a film director. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Salam was born in 15 in Malappuram. Salam is also known as Salam Palapetty.

Salam Ranjan Singh

Salam Ranjan Singh is a soccer player for the Bengaluru FC, Pune F.C. Academy, Pune F.C., and India national under-23 football team. Salam was born on December 4th, 1995 in Manipur, India.

Salam Shaker

Salam Shaker is a soccer player for the Al-Fateh SC, Al-Karkh SC, Al Shorta SC, Al-Talaba SC, Erbil SC, Al-Khor Sports Club, and Iraq national football team. Salam was born on July 31st, 1986 in Baghdad. Salam is also known as سلام شاكر علي داد (Arabic).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Salam

Notable Persons With the Last Name Salam

Mohammad Abdus Salam

Mohammad Abdus Salam was a scientist in the field of theoretical physics. Mohammad was born on January 29th, 1926 in Jhang, Punjab, British India. He breathed his last breath on November 21st, 1996.

Tammam Salam

Tammam Salam is a Prime Minister of Lebanon, President of Lebanon, Minister of Culture, List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon, List of Presidents of Lebanon, and Ministry of Culture (Lebanon). Tammam was born on May 13th, 1945 in Beirut.

Abdul Salam

Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is an author and journalist. Reihan was given the name রায়হান মরশেদ সালাম on December 29th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Florin Salam

Florin Salam is a manele musician. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Florin was given the name Florin Stoian on October 1st, 1979 in Bucharest. Florin is also known as Florin Fermecătorul.

Abdullah ibn Salam

Abdullah ibn Salam was a saint. He holds the title Theologian, Disciple of Muhammad, and Son of Peace. Abdullah was born in 550 in Medina. He died in 630.

  • Lama Salam
    First Lady of Lebanon
  • Saeb Salam
    Prime Minister of Lebanon
  • Salim Ali Salam
  • Nawaf Salam
    Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations
  • Abdus Salam

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salam U.S.
  White 27.73% 64.26%
  African American 15.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 49.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salam

People with the last name Salam are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Salam

  • How Popular is the name Salam? Salam is the 21,163rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Salam was the 20,676th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336 babies born with the first name Salam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salam to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Salam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salam is Tuesday, December 26th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Salam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salam was in 1993 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Salam Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salam is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Salam: The name spelled backwards is Malas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Asalm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,280 people with the last name Salam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salam? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Salam as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Salam name meaning

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