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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Salman

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from Bangladesh says the name Salman is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Protector, conqueror and safe".
  • A submission from India says the name Salman means "Protector, conqueror and safe" and is of Arabic origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Salman

Salman Khan is an actor, film producer, celebrity, model (people), philanthropy, singing, television personality, model, philanthropist, and singer. He has been prominent since 1988. Salman was given the name Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on December 27th, 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is royalty. He holds the title King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. His ongoing career started in 2015. Salman was born as the child of Ibn Saud and Hussa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi on December 31st, 1935 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Salman Rushdie is a satire, magic realism, and postcolonialism writer. Salman was given the name Ahmad Salman Rushdie on June 19th, 1947 in Mumbai.


Salman Yusuff Khan is an actor, dance, choreography, film actor, dancer, and choreographer. He has been prominent since 2009. Salman was born Salman Yusuff Khan on June 12th, 1985 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Salman Butt is a cricketer. Salman was born on October 7th, 1985 in Lahore.


Salman Khurshid is a Minister of External Affairs, Minister of Law, Justice, Minister of External Affairs (India), Ministry of Law, and Justice (India). Salman was born on January 1st, 1953 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Salman

He was most active from 2015 to 2015. Mohammad was born as the child of Salman of Saudi Arabia on August 31st, 1985.


Aly Salmān was a religious. Aly was born on June 13th, 1911 in Turin. He died on May 12th, 1960.


He holds the title Saudi Prince. Turki was born as the child of Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.


His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to 2013. Faisal was born as the child of Salman of Saudi Arabia on December 25th, 1970 in Jeddah.


Fahd was born as the child of Salman of Saudi Arabia in 1954 in Riyadh. He passed away on July 25th, 2001.


They were most prominent from 2005 to 2005. Abdulaziz was born as the child of Salman of Saudi Arabia in 1960.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1978 7 0 7
1979 7 0 7
1980 17 0 17
1981 18 0 18
1982 15 0 15
1983 14 0 14
1984 18 0 18
1985 14 0 14
1986 23 0 23
1987 20 0 20
1988 17 0 17
1989 25 0 25
1990 26 0 26
1991 38 0 38
1992 49 0 49
1993 39 0 39
1994 52 0 52
1995 43 0 43
1996 41 0 41
1997 40 0 40
1998 42 0 42
1999 37 0 37
2000 53 0 53
2001 42 0 42
2002 39 0 39
2003 49 0 49
2004 41 0 41
2005 44 0 44
2006 43 0 43
2007 54 0 54
2008 60 0 60
2009 55 0 55
2010 66 0 66
2011 76 0 76
2012 87 0 87
2013 86 0 86
2014 108 0 108
2015 143 0 143
2016 142 0 142
2017 119 0 119
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Salman

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Salman as a first name

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Popularity of Salman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salman U.S.
  White 67.89% 64.26%
  African American 2.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salman

People with the last name Salman are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Salman

  • How Popular is the name Salman? Salman is the 6,952nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Salman was the 13,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,922 babies born with the first name Salman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salman to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Salman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salman is Monday, December 1st, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Salman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salman was in 2015 with a total of 143 babies.
  • Random Salman Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salman is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Salman: Your name in reverse order is Namlas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsalma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,311 people with the last name Salman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Salman as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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