English word salmon comes from Latin salmō (meaning salmon and of unknown origin; possibly from Celtic or from Latin saliō - to leap, although there is little evidence for this), and later Old French saumon (also meaning salmon).

Salmon etymology history?

Salmon detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
salmō Latin (lat) Salmon (fish)
saumon Old French (fro) Salmon (fish)
saumon Anglo-Norman (xno)
samon Middle English (enm)
salmon English (eng) Fish. (Cockney rhyming slang) snout (tobacco; from salmon and trout). (plural salmons) A pale pinkish-orange colour, the colour of cooked salmon.. One of several species of fish, typically of the Salmoninae subfamily. Having a pale pinkish-orange colour.