Type Settlement
Scripts שָׁלֵם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈseɪ.ləm/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Hebrew שָׁלֵם (shalem) meaning "complete, safe, peaceful". This is the name of a town in the Old Testament where Melchizedek was king. It is usually identified with Jerusalem. Several places are named after the biblical town, mostly in America.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesShalem(Biblical Hebrew)
Given Name DescendantSalem(English)


Entry added April 5, 2022