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Gender: Male Meaning of Salman: "safety" Origin of Salman: Arabic

The name Salman is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "safety". Salman and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

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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.

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Famous People Named Salman

Salman the Persian, companion of the prophet Muhammad; first Persian to convert to Islam
Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, King of Saudi Arabia
Salman Khan, Indian actor
(Ahmed) Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist
Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
Salman Khurshid, Indian politician
Salman bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ouda, Saudi cleric and Muslim scholar

Pop Culture References for the name Salman

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