Given Name ABSALOM

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: AB-sə-ləm (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) which meant "my father is peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David. He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. He later led a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.


OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Abessalom (Biblical Greek), 'Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew), Axel, Aksel (Danish), Akseli (Finnish), Axel (German), Axel, Aksel (Norwegian), Axel, Acke (Swedish)