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Gender: Male Meaning of Saladin: "peace through faith" Origin of Saladin: Arabic

The name Saladin is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "peace through faith". Saladin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

A name with considerable history, as the celebrated sultan of Egypt and Syria in the time of the Crusades.

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Famous People Named Saladin

Saladin aka Salah ad-Din Yusuf, Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Salah El Din Ahmed Said, Ethiopian footballer
Saladin Ahmed, American novelist
Saladin Said aka Salah El Din Ahmed Said, Ethiopian footballer
Saladin McCullough, American CFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Saladin


alyssum Says:


It's something like SAL-uh-din, from what I remember.

Zelliew Says:


How would you pronouce it ?

alyssum Says:


I like the namesake, but pronunciation could be a problem- the kids in my middle school history class pronounced his name like a combination of "Salad" and "Aladdin," and it was embarrassing to hear.