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Zalman

First Name
555
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
141
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Zalman

User Submitted Origins

Jewish
67%
Hebrew
33%

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

Z is for zany, the funny side of you!

A is for approachable, constantly meeting new people

L is for look, the way you look at life.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons Named Zalman

Notable Persons Named Zalman

Zalman King

Zalman King was an actor, director, writer, and producer. Zalman was given the name Zalman King Lefkowitz on May 23rd, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. He left this life on February 3rd, 2012.

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Zal Yanovsky

Zal Yanovsky was a rock and roll musician. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. Zal was given the name Zalman Yanovsky on December 19th, 1944 in Toronto, Canada. He left this life on December 13th, 2002.

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Zalman Shazar

Zalman Shazar was a President of Israel. His career lasted from 1963 to 1973. Zalman was born on November 24th, 1889 in Mir, Belarus. He died on October 5th, 1974.

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Zalman Teitelbaum

Zalman Teitelbaum is a rabbi and rosh yeshiva. Zalman was born on December 23rd, 1951 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Zalman is also known as Zalmen Leib and Yekusiel Yehuda.

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Zalman Chaim Berstein

Zalman was born in 1926 in Brooklyn. Zalman is also known as Berstein and Sanford. He left this life in 1999.

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Zinovy Gerdt

Zinovy was given the name Zalman Efraimovich Khrapinovich on September 21st, 1916 in Sebezh, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He left this life on November 18th, 1996.

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  • Zalman Shneur
  • Zalman Baruch Melamed
  • Zalman Shragai
  • Zalman I. Posner
    Rabbi
  • Zalman Ben-Ya'akov
  • Zalman Susayeff

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zalman U.S.
  White 95.74% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zalman

People with the last name Zalman are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Zalman

  • How Popular is the name Zalman? Zalman is the 15,807th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zalman was the 122,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zalman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 555 babies born with the first name Zalman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zalman 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 Zalman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zalman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zalman is Wednesday, February 7th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Zalman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zalman was in 2015 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Zalman Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zalman is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Zalman: The name spelled backwards is Namlaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Znlmaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zalman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141 people with the last name Zalman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zalman? Zalman is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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