First name origin & meaning:
African American: Peace
First name variations: Saleem, Salima, Selim, Salim
Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sālim or
salīm ‘safe’, ‘secure’, ‘perfect’, ‘complete’. Sālim ibn
‛Umayr was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
- French (Alsace): habitational name from a place named Salem in
Haut-Rhin, named for the holy city of Jerusalem.
This name appears in the following lists:
Black History/Civil Rights Leaders,
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