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 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)