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What does Salome mean?

Salome /sa-lo-me/ 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.

Associated with: peace, biblical, king (queen), 19th century.


Salome has 13 variants: Sahlma, Salima, Salma, Salmah, Saloma, Salomea, Salomey, Salomi, Selima, Selma, Selmah, Solome and Solomea.

Affiliated girl names: Salama and Zulema.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Salose, Selome, ..

(male) Salode, Salomer, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Salome for girls. Salome reached its apex position of #772 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1970 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salome name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Salome outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Salome and associated names. Popular related forms of Salome (#1970 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Salma (#878 in recent rankings), Selma (#1866), Zulema and Saloma. These forms of Salome were favored as baby names 124 years ago (median #1411) and have become much less widespread since (#1742, 73%). Salma is more ubiquitous than the rest, while Selma has become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salome, Salma, Saloma, Selma, Zulema in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selma outside U.S.

Similar Names


Salome is alike in pronunciation to Saleema, Salimah, Sallama and Soloma. Other recommended names are Jaime, Jayme, Maime, Mame, Maxime, Padme, Paloma, Sabine, Sable, Sacoya, Sade, Sadie, Sadye, Sage, Saidee, Saige, Sal, Salcia, Salena, Salina, Salinde, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie, Salvia, Sam, Samale, Samey, Sami, Sammie, Sandee, Sandie, Sandye, Sannie, Saramae, Sarese, Sarine, Sarotte (see Sarah), Sato, Savonne, Saydie, Sayge, Selbee, Selbie, Selene, Selie, Seline, Sellma, Selyne, Sesame, Shalane, Shalene, Shalise, Shalom, Shalome, Shelom, Shilom, Sholome, Shone, Sile, Silkie, Silvie, Simone, Sloan, Sloane, Soline, Soma, Sonoma, Sylvie and Wyome. These names tend to be less commonly used than Salome.