Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic
̣salạ̄h ‘piety’, ‘righteousness’,
‘goodness’. ̣Sallạ̄h is used in combination with other
words, for example ̣Sallạ̄h ud-Dīn (see
Saladin). The name is widespread in all Muslim countries.
- Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Arabic name.
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