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.