Salman Origin and Meaning

The name Salman is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "safety".

Salman is an Arabic name dating back to Salman the Persian, one of Muhammad's companions. In this country it is strongly associated with Anglo-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.

Somewhat related names are Salmon, associated with Salmom P. Chase, U.S. Treasury Secretary under Lincoln and the sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and Zalman, a Yiddish variation of Solomon.

Salman Popularity

Famous People Named Salman

  • Salman KhanIndian actor
  • Salman the Persiancompanion of the prophet Muhammad; first Persian to convert to Islam
  • Salman bin Abdulaziz alSaud, King of Saudi Arabia
  • (Ahmed) Salman RushdieBritish Indian novelist
  • Salman ButtPakistani cricketer
  • Salman KhurshidIndian politician
  • Salman bin Fahd bin Abdullah AlOuda, Saudi cleric and Muslim scholar