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Given Name ABSALOM
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: AB-sə-lahm (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Abessalom (Biblical Greek), 'Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew), Axel, Aksel (Danish), Akseli (Finnish), Absolon (French), Axel (German), Axel, Aksel (Norwegian), Axel, Acke (Swedish)