What does Salome mean?
Salome /sa-lome/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Salome is "peace".
Possibly from the same root as the greeting "Shalom". Biblical: name of a woman who danced for King Herod and demanded for John the Baptist's head as her reward. The name was used somewhat in the 19th century.
How popular is Salome?
Salome is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2305 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#33933 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Salome for girls. Salome reached its apex position of #760 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Salome and associated names. Popular related forms of Salome appearing in the Top 1000 are Salma (#878 in 2014) and Selma. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3413%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0407%, ▼88.1%), with the forms Salma, Salome and Selma becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)