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Gender Masculine
Scripts שְׁלֹמֹה(Hebrew) Σολομών(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. SAHL-ə-mən(American English)
SAWL-ə-mən(British English)
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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.

Related Names

VariantSalomon(Biblical Greek)
DiminutivesSol, Solly(Jewish)
Feminine FormShulammite(Biblical)
Other Languages & CulturesSalama, Saleem, Salem, Salim, Salman, Sulaiman, Sulayman(Arabic) Salomo(Biblical Dutch) Salomon(Biblical French) Salomo(Biblical German) Shelomoh(Biblical Hebrew) Salomone(Biblical Italian) 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) Selim, Selman, Süleyman(Turkish) Süleýman(Turkmen) Souleymane(Western African)
Surname DescendantsSalmon, Solomon(English) Solomon(Jewish)

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