Emily P. Contributor

Salem, a dog name with a bewitching charm! It's a nod to the infamous black cat from the 90s sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But don't worry, your pup won't be casting spells, just stealing hearts! Salem also means "peace" in Arabic, so it's perfect for a chill, laid-back pooch. Plus, it's a city name, and who doesn't love a cosmopolitan canine? So, if you're looking for a name that's a blend of pop culture, history, and tranquility, Salem is a pawsome choice! Just remember, unlike the TV show, no talking back allowed!

Traits associated with the name Salem:

Dogs named Salem tend to be loving, loyal, strong-willed, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Salem?

Naming your dog Salem may suggest that you have an appreciation for history and a sense of humor. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the TV show "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" or the city of Salem, Massachusetts.

Is Salem a good dog name?

Salem has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Salem isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Salem is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Salem was, in the past month, the 1305th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Salem is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Salem was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Salem's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Salem is most adored in Oregon, North Carolina and Indiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Minnesota, New Mexico and Colorado.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Salem.

Most popular breeds named Salem:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Rottweiler
  5. Chow Chow

Salem is found in these categories:

black dog names

Witch trials history and spooky vibes make this name fitting.

spiritual dog names

Associated with the biblical city of Jerusalem and the historic Salem witch trials, suggesting spiritual and mystical connotations.

gothic dog names

Associations with witch trials and dark history make it a popular choice for spooky, mysterious canine monikers.

Dog names like Salem:

Shade From Sun
Impetuous Nature
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Smoky, hazy, foggy, misty.
A famous cartoon canine sleuth
Salem dog name meaning

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