[ 3 syll. sa-lin-ger, sal-ing-er ] The baby boy name Salinger is pronounced as SEYLihNGer †.
1: Salinger's origin is Old French. The meaning of the name is Saint Leger. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a place name, both Saint-Léger in La Manche or Saint-Léger-aux-Bois in Seine-Maritime, which in turn are named after the 7th-century martyr Saint Leger. The surname is famous from the influential American author J. D. Salinger (1919-), who wrote the novel The Catcher in the Rye (1951).
The name Sallinger is a variant of Salinger.
Sal (short form in ) is another variant of Salinger.
2: Salinger's origin is Germanic. Here, it means 'peace'. The surname could also be derived from a Germanized form of the given name Salomon.
See also the related form, the Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Polish, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Spanish Salomon.
See also the related categories, martyr (death), influential (powerful), peace (quiet), french, germanic (german), and american.
Salinger is unusual as a baby boy name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.
A baby name that sounds like Salinger is the name Sallinger.
† English pronunciation for Salinger: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"