Other Origin(s):British, French, Yiddish
Salmon is a boy’s given name and surname of Hebrew, French, and English origin. It ultimately derives from the Hebrew name Solomon, which derives from the word shalom, meaning “peace.” In Middle English and Old French, the name became Salomon, later shortened to Sauman or Salmon. The Irish surname Ó Bradáin comes from the Irish word for “salmon,” and is sometimes anglicized as Salmon. Additionally, the name may be related to the Yiddish boy’s name Zalmen, which also derives from Solomon. As for the fish of the same name, it’s associated with prosperity, abundance, and rebirth in many cultures, making it a worthy namesake for baby!
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