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What does Salama mean?

Salama Pronunciation of Salama [sala-ma] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Salama is "peace". Related to Solomon and also Salome. Actress Salma Hayek.

Associated with: arabic, peace.


Salama has 4 variants: Sallama, Salma, Saloma and Soloma.

13 more relations via Salma, Salome: Sahlma, Salima, Salmah, Salomea, Salomey, Salomi, Selima, Sellma, Selma, Selmah, Solome, Solomea and Zelma.

Creative forms:
(female) Salame, Salasa, ..

(male) Salasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Salama Lillian (S.L.), ..

How popular is Salama?

Salama is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#23087 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Salma (#797 from recent data), Salome (#1699), Zelma, Selma and Saloma are the popular related forms of Salama (outside Top 2000). These forms of Salama were favored as birth names 115 years ago (average #1057) and have become significantly less common since, with versions such as Zelma becoming somewhat outmoded. Salma is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salma, Saloma, Salome, Selma, Zelma in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Salama is pronounced similarly to Saleema, Saleemah, Salimah, Selimah, Zelima, Zulema and Zulima. Other suggested similar names are Dalma, Halima, Halma, Kalana, Malana, Naama, Pallma (see Palma), Palma, Paloma, Sagara, Sahara, Salcia, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Salvia, Samala, Samara, Samma, Saraia, Saramae, Savana, Selena, Selina, Selyna, Shalaina, Shalamar, Shalana, Shalane, Shalaya, Shalena, Shalina, Shalom, Shalome, Solana, Solina, Sylena, Sylina, Talma and Valma. These names tend to be more frequently used than Salama.

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