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 Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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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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!