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What does Zalman mean?

Zalman /zal-man/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin. Variant of Solomon. Author Salman Rushdie.


Zalman has 2 variants: Salman and Zalomon.

Zalman has 5 more alternative forms via Solomon: Salmon, Salomon, Shalmon, Solaman and Soloman.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zalmanni, Zalmanno, ..

(female) Zalmanne, Zalmannia, ..

How popular is Zalman?

Zalman is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#78326 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Popular alternative forms of Zalman (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Salman (#1504 in 2014), Salomon, Soloman and Solomon (#380). Usage of these forms of Zalman reached its peak in the 1880s and has remained as widespread to this day. Solomon is the most chic birth name in this compilation. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Zalman and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salman, Salomon, Soloman, Solomon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cadman, Calan, Callan, Carman, Colman, Dalan, Dallan, Daman, Dayman, Delman, Eaman, Elman, Galan, Galvan, Garman, Gilman, Haldan, Harman, Holman, Jalan, Jarman, Kalan, Kalman, Karman, Malmun, Naaman, Naman, Palmar, Rayman, Tallan, Talmai, Talmon, Tasman, Tazman, Tilman and Zoltan. Like Zalman, these names are not frequently used.