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Gender: Male Origin of Salinger: French, Saint Léger

The name Salinger is a boy's name of French origin. Salinger and is often added to lists like Hipster Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Fervent fans of The Catcher in the Rye might want to consider this as a literary tribute. More mainstream alternative: Holden.

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Famous People Named Salinger

Pierre Salinger, Press Secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Pop Culture References for the name Salinger

Salinger is the last name of family from TV series "Party of Five" and the family's restaurant is called Salinger's
Clark Salinger, from the TV series "Ed"


pinpin Says:


He's my favourite author but I don't know if I would name a kid this... also it has the potential nickname Sal which I hate!