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What does Salim mean?

Salim [sal-im] as a boys' name is pronounced sa-LEEM. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Salim is "peaceful".

Associated with: arabic, peaceful.


Salim has 3 variants: Saleem, Salem and Selim.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Sanim, Slaim, ..

(female) Salna, Salta, ..

How popular is Salim?

Salim is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#13989 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Salim and related names. Popular alternative forms of Salim (outside Top 2000) are Saleem and Salem (#1503 from recent data). These relations of Salim were favored in 2014 (average #1751). (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saleem, Salem in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Salim and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Basim, Fahim, Felim, Haim, Hakim, Halim, Hayim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Maxim, Nadim, Naim, Qasim, Rahim, Sabin, Safir, Sagiv, Sahil, Said, Sail, Sal, Salomo, Salvio, Sam, Sami, Samm, Sapir, Sariq, Savil, Savin, Sayid, Selig, Shalom, Sim, Slim, Wasim and Yakim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Salim.