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Meaning and name origin

Salome \s(a)-lo-me\ as a girl's 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.


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

For more information, see also related girl names Salama and Zulema.


Salome is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2305 out of 4276, Top 54%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#49633 out of 88799, Top 56%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Salome for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Salome name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Salome and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Salma (#878), Selma and Salome. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Salma, Selma, Salome in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Salome is also pronounced similarly to Soloma. Other suggested similar baby names are Shalom, Shalome and Sholome. These names tend to be less commonly used than Salome.