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Meaning and Name Origin

Salmon \s(a)-lmon, sal-mon\ as a name for boys. Salmon's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Salmon is "peace". Salmon is a variation of Solomon (Hebrew); biblical: Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba, succeeded his father as king of Israel. Seldom used as a birth name for males.


Salmon has 8 different forms via Solomon: Salomo, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie and Soloman.


Salmon is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2482 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Salmon and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Salmon (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Sol, Soloman and Solomon (#380 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the version Sol becoming less stylish. Solomon (#380) is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sol, Soloman, Solomon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Salmon and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Salmon is alike in pronunciation to Simon, Symon and Szymon. Other recommended similar baby names are Salman, Salton and Talmon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Salmon.