US Popularity:563
Other Origin(s):Arabic
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!

Salem Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Salem is currently #458 on The Bump
Boy:Salem is currently #334 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Salem is currently #269 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Salem is currently #563 in U.S. births
Boy:Salem is currently #1310 in U.S. births
Girl:Salem is currently #858 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 48
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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