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Scriptsשְׁלֹמֹה Hebrew
PronouncedPron.SAHL-ə-mən American English
SAWL-ə-mən British English

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.

This name has never been overly common in the Christian world, and it is considered typically Jewish. It was however borne by an 11th-century Hungarian king.
DiminutivesSol, Solly Jewish
Feminine FormsShulamite, Shulammite Biblical
Other Languages & CulturesSulaiman, Sulayman Arabic Salomo Biblical Dutch Salomon Biblical French Salomo Biblical German Salomon Biblical Greek Shelomoh Biblical Hebrew Salomone Biblical Italian Salomon Biblical Latin Salomón Biblical Spanish Suljo Bosnian Salomon Danish Salomon French Shalom, Shlomo Hebrew Suleiman History Salamon Hungarian Sulaiman Indonesian Sulaiman Malay Salomon Norwegian Salomão Portuguese Shalim Semitic Mythology Salomón Spanish Salomon Swedish Süleyman Turkish Süleýman Turkmen


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute