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Md. Selim Hossain
Pronunciation Arabic: sæˈliːm, saˈliːm‎, translit. lang
Egyptian Arabic: sɪˈliːm‎, translit. lang
Gender Male
Word/name Arabic
Meaning Safe, sound, healthy, secure, intact

Salim (also spelled Saleem or Salem or Selim, Arabic: سليم‎, properly transliterated as Salīm ) is a given name of Arabic origin meaning "safe" or "undamaged", related names are Selima, Salima, Saleemah, and Salma.

When transliterated, the name Salem (Arabic: سالم‎) can become indistinguishable in English, as the spelling Salim is also used, though with a long a and a short i sounds.


Given name[edit]



  • Salim Nuruddin Jahangir (1569–1627), Mughal emperor, also known as Prince Salim
  • Salim (poet) (1800–1866), Kurdish poet
  • Salim Abanoz (born 1969), Turkish judoka
  • Salim Ali (1896–1987), Indian ornithologist
  • Salim Arrache (born 1982), Algerian footballer. He is currently an AC Ajaccio in French Ligue 1
  • Salim Barakat (born 1951), Kurdish-Syrian novelist and poet
  • Salim Cissé (born 1992), Guinean footballer who plays for Sporting Clube de Portugal as a forward
  • Salim Durani (born 1934), Indian cricketer
  • Salim Jreissati (born 1952), Lebanese jurist and politician
  • Salim Khan (born 1935), Indian scriptwriter
  • Salim Ghouse, film, television and theater actor, theater director and martial artist
  • Salim Kerkar (born 1987), French-Algerian footballer, who is currently unattached
  • Salim Moin (born 1961), football coach who currently coaches Woodlands Wellington in the S.League
  • Salim Ahmed Salim (born 1942), Tanzanian diplomat, who has worked in the international diplomatic arena
  • Salim Sdiri (born 1978), French long jumper of Tunisian descent
  • Salim Tuama (born 1979), Arab Israeli soccer player. He is a midfielder playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • Salim Turky (born 1963), Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Mpendae constituency since 2010


In fiction[edit]

  • Selim Bradley, a character from the Japanese anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Pasha Selim, or "Bassa" in German, a character in Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio


Other uses[edit]

  • Selim (District), Kars, Turkey
  • Salim (film), a 2014 Tamil film
  • Saleem (film), a 2009 Telugu film
  • Selim (horse) (1802–1825), 19th-century Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Salim, Nablus, Palestinian village
  • Salim Ali Lake
  • Salim Khan family, refers to the family of Salim Khan. Multiple members of the family have been actors, film directors, producers and Writer in the Hindi film industry of India
  • Saleem Ali (disambiguation)
  • Salim Baba, a 2007 American short documentary film directed by Tim Sternberg. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short
  • Salim Group, Indonesia's biggest conglomerate with assets including Indofood Sukses Makmur, the world's largest instant noodle producer, and Bogasari, a large flour-milling operation. The group was founded by Sudono Salim
  • Selim railway station, a railway station in the town of Selim, Turkey. The station is served by the Eastern Express, operated by the Turkish State Railways from İstanbul to Kars

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