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Salem

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Salem

"Salem" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Peace. Biblical name of ancient city later identified with Jerusalem". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A city in southern India
  2. A city in northeastern Massachusetts; site of the witchcraft trials in 1692
  3. Capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
Wiktionary

Biblical Hebrew שלם (Genesis 14:18).

  1. The place of which Melchizedek was king, mostly identified with Jerusalem.
  2. Cities and other locations named for the Biblical place.
    1. The capital city of the state of Oregon in the United States of America.
    2. A port city in northeast Massachusetts; site of infamous witch-hunts, trials and executions in 1692.

Salem was also found in the following language(s): Luxembourgish

Notable Persons Named Salem

Salem Saberhagen is a fictional character.

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Salem bin Laden was a chairman of saudi binladin group, saudi binladin group, and chairman ofsaudi binladin group. Salem was born as the child of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden on January 4th, 1946 in Jeddah. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1988.

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Salem was born Salem al-Hazmi on February 2nd, 1981 in Mecca. He left this life on September 11th, 2001.

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Salem Al Fakir is a soul music, pop music, and jazz musician and singing. He plays Vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, violin, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Drum, and Vocals. He was most active from 2006 to 2006. Salem was given the name Lars Salem Al Fakir on October 27th, 1981. Salem is also known as Damien Adore.

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Salem Mubarak Al-Sabah was royalty. His career lasted from 5 to 5. Salem was born as the child of Mubarak Al-Sabah in Kuwait. He died on February 22nd, 1921.

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Salem was born on May 14th, 1991.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Salem

Abu Salem is a leader of organized crime, organized crime, and leader oforganized crime. Abu was given the name Abu Salem Abdul Qayoom Ansari in 1960 in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Abu is also known as Aqil Ahmed Azmi, Captain, and Abu Samaan.

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He was most active from 1971 to 1971. El was given the name El Hedi ben Salem m'Barek Mohammed Mustafa in 1935 in Morocco. El is also known as Salem El Hedi, Salem El Heïdi, El Hedi Ben Salem, Elhedi Ben Salem, Mustafa, and El Hedi ben Salem m'Barek Mohammed. He passed away in 1977.

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Pamela Salem is a film and television actress. Pamela was born on January 22nd, 1950 in Mumbai.

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Hussein Salem is a jolie ville resort owner and east mediterranean gas company co-owner. Hussein was given the name حسين سالم on November 11th, 1933 in Sinai Peninsula. Hussein is also known as حسين سالم.

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Kario was born in 1955.

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Mohanad Salem is a soccer player for the Al Ain FC, Dubai CSC, and United Arab Emirates national football team. Mohanad was born on March 1st, 1985 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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How popular is the baby name Salem in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1915 6 0 6
1916 5 0 5
1918 12 0 12
1919 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 7 0 7
1922 6 0 6
1923 5 0 5
1924 8 0 8
1926 8 0 8
1931 8 0 8
1940 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1950 6 0 6
1951 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1966 6 0 6
1969 7 0 7
1971 9 0 9
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 11 0 11
1975 5 0 5
1976 19 9 10
1977 21 9 12
1978 25 8 17
1979 27 8 19
1980 26 9 17
1981 15 0 15
1982 16 7 9
1983 25 10 15
1984 29 12 17
1985 16 8 8
1986 24 10 14
1987 27 11 16
1988 39 11 28
1989 29 10 19
1990 32 10 22
1991 25 10 15
1992 30 15 15
1993 28 10 18
1994 45 17 28
1995 49 20 29
1996 52 21 31
1997 67 33 34
1998 67 39 28
1999 76 41 35
2000 70 38 32
2001 90 52 38
2002 93 56 37
2003 85 44 41
2004 110 51 59
2005 97 57 40
2006 102 54 48
2007 97 56 41
2008 116 65 51
2009 166 82 84
2010 134 67 67
2011 122 65 57
2012 154 85 69
2013 184 91 93
2014 253 144 109
2015 301 162 139
2016 331 184 147

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Popularity of Salem as a first name

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Popularity of Salem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salem U.S.
  White 79.11% 64.26%
  African American 4.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salem

People with the last name Salem are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Salem

  • How Popular is the name Salem? Salem is the 4,698th most popular name of all time. As a last name Salem was the 4,215th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,486 babies born with the first name Salem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salem to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Salem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salem is Sunday, September 12th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Salem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salem was in 2016 with a total of 184 babies.
  • Random Salem Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salem is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Salem: Your name in reverse order is Melas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lasme. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,404 people with the last name Salem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salem? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Salem as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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