Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:672
Meaning:Peaceful, safe; Complete, perfect
Parents seeking a witchy name for baby will love Salem. This gender-neutral title has origins in both Hebrew and Arabic and bears the meanings “peaceful, safe, complete, perfect.” Salem is a Biblical place name that refers to the holy city of Jerusalem. Despite its positive connotations, Salem has a dark history in the US. In the 17th century, people were too busy burning witches when they could have been burning the patriarchy. Nowadays, Salem is also associated with the loveable megalomaniac cat in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. With so much history behind this magical name, it is quite the title to bear. But baby Salem will undoubtedly rock this bewitching name, casting a spell on everyone!

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