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What does Salome mean?

Salome Pronunciation of Salome [sa-lome] 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.

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

(male) Salode, ..

Middle name pairings:
Salome Brielle (S.B.), ..

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)

Salome reached its apex position of #772 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1699 currently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Salome (#1699 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Salma (#797 in recent rankings), Zulema, Selma and Saloma. These forms of Salome were favored as baby names 125 years ago (median #1411) and have become much less widespread since (#1699, 74%). 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.

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