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A royal wedding!
In October of 1969, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV — the Imam of the Nizari branch of Ismaili Muslims — married British divorcée and former fashion model Lady Sarah Crichton-Stuart. (She’d been born in British India in 1940 as Sarah “Sally” Croker Poole.)
With her second marriage — and conversion to Islam — came another name change: Salimah Aga Khan. (She continued to go by the nickname Sally, though.)
Some news outlets misspelled the new name “Salima,” which is likely why this version also debuted in 1969.
The Muslim names Salim and Salimah derive from the Arabic root s-l-m, meaning “to be safe, secure.”
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- Salimah Aga Khan – Wikipedia
- Vinocur, John. “Aga Khan to be married Tuesday in Moslem Rites.” Santa Cruz Sentinel 26 Oct. 1969: 20.
P.S. Several decades earlier, the Aga Khan’s younger half-sister, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, also had a slight influence on U.S. baby names…