Saleh name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Saleh mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Saleh

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Netherlands and the United States agree the name Saleh means "Righteous" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A submission from Sweden says the name Saleh means "Good man".
  3. A submission from Denmark says the name Saleh means "Religous being" and is of Arabic origin.
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Persian صالح‎ (sâleh), from Arabic صَالِح‎ (ṣāliḥ); the prophet's name literally means "pious."

  1. (Islam) A prophet of Islam who prophesied to the people of Thamud.
  2. A male given name from Arabic.
  3. An Arab surname​.

Notable Persons Named Saleh

Notable Persons Named Saleh

Raden Saleh

Raden Saleh was an artist. Raden was given the name Saleh Sjarif Boestaman in Semarang. He passed away on April 23rd, 1880.

Saleh Al-Fawzan

Saleh was born in 1933. Saleh is also known as صالح بن فوزان الفوزان.

Saleh Ali al- Sammad

Saleh Abdullah Kamel

Saleh Bakri

Saleh Bakri is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Saleh was born in 1977 in Bi'ina.

Saleh Gomaa

Saleh Gomaa is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC, ENPPI Club, C.D. Nacional, Egypt national under-20 football team, Egypt national under-23 football team, and Egypt national football team. Saleh was born on August 1st, 1993 in Abu Zeniema , South Sinai, Egypt.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saleh

Notable Persons With the Last Name Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Vice President of North Yemen, 1st President of Yemen, President of North Yemen, and President of Yemen Arab Republic. His military service ended in 2012. Ali was born on March 21st, 1942 in Hashid.

Adam Saleh

He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Adam was given the name Adam Mohsin Yehya Saleh on June 4th, 1993 in New York City.

Raden Saleh

Raden Saleh was an artist. Raden was given the name Saleh Sjarif Boestaman in Semarang. He passed away on April 23rd, 1880.

Robert Saleh

Robert Saleh is an athlete. Robert was born on January 31st, 1979 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Abdul Qader Saleh

Abdul Qader Saleh was a one of the founders of the tawhid brigade and one of the founders of the tawhid brigade (syria). He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 2013.

Bakri Hassan Saleh

Bakri Hassan Saleh is a First Vice President of Sudan, Minister of the Presidency, Minister of Interior, FirstVice President of Sudan, Minister of National Defense, and Sudanese Armed Forces. Bakri was born in 1949 in Dongola.

  • Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh
    Yemeni Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
  • Amrullah Saleh
    Director of National Directorate of Security
  • Tarik Saleh
  • Akmal Saleh
  • Anas Khalid Al Saleh
    Deputy Prime Minister
  • Chairul Saleh
    Speaker of Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly
  • Ala'a Abu Saleh
    Soccer Player
  • Maisoon Al Saleh
  • Aminu Saleh
  • Dr. Khaled J. Saleh
  • Darwin Zahedy Saleh
    Minister of Energy

Common last names for Saleh

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saleh U.S.
  White 76.87% 64.26%
  African American 4.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saleh

People with the last name Saleh are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saleh

  • How Popular is the name Saleh? Saleh is the 8,968th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saleh was the 3,682nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saleh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,360 babies born with the first name Saleh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saleh to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saleh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Saleh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saleh is Saturday, March 27th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Saleh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saleh was in 2018 with a total of 83 babies.
  • Random Saleh Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saleh is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Saleh: The name spelled backwards is Helas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lhsea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saleh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,656 people with the last name Saleh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saleh? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Saleh as their last name.
  • Saleh name meaning

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