First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Zalman" mean? The list below shows the origins of Zalman as well as things modernly associated with the name Zalman such as celebrities named Zalman.

Origin and Meaning of Zalman

"Zalman" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Peaceful". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons With the Name Zalman

Zalman King was an actor, director, writer, and producer. Zalman was given the name Zalman King Lefkowitz on May 23rd, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. He left this life on February 3rd, 2012.


Zal Yanovsky was a rock and roll musician. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. Zal was given the name Zalman Yanovsky on December 19th, 1944 in Toronto, Canada. He left this life on December 13th, 2002.


Zalman Shazar was a President of Israel. His career lasted from 1963 to 1973. Zalman was born on November 24th, 1889 in Mir, Belarus. He died on October 5th, 1974.


Zalman Teitelbaum is a rabbi and rosh yeshiva. Zalman was born on December 23rd, 1951 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Zalman is also known as Zalmen Leib and Yekusiel Yehuda.


Zalman Chaim Berstein was a notable somebody. Zalman was born in 1926 in Brooklyn. Zalman is also known as Berstein and Sanford. He left this life in 1999.


Zinovy Gerdt was an important somebody. Zinovy was given the name Zalman Efraimovich Khrapinovich on September 21st, 1916 in Sebezh, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He left this life on November 18th, 1996.


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Popularity of Zalman as a last name

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Common first names for Zalman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zalman U.S.
  White 95.74% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zalman

People with the last name Zalman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zalman

  • How Popular is the name Zalman? Zalman is the 16,104th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zalman was the 122,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zalman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 483 babies born with the first name Zalman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zalman to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zalman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zalman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zalman is Wednesday, February 7th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Zalman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zalman was in 2015 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Zalman Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zalman is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Zalman: Your name in reverse order is Namlaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zlaamn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zalman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 141 people with the last name Zalman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zalman? Zalman is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Zalman's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Zalman mean?

Zis for zany, the funny side of you!

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Nis for nifty, how neat!

Name poster for Zalman

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.