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Shalom (boy)

What does Shalom mean?

Shalom Pronunciation of Shalom [shalom] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Shalom) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shalom is "peace". Related to Solomon. Also a common greeting in Hebrew.

Associated with: peace.


Shalom has 2 variants: Sholom and Solomon.

Affiliated boy name: Salem.

4 more related forms via Solomon: Salmon, Salomo, Salomon and Shalmon.

Creative forms:
(male) Salom, ..

(female) Shalet, Shalo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shalom Lemuel (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shalom?

Shalom is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41382 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shalom was first listed in 2004 and reached its apex position of #1756 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Shalom (#1756 in recent rankings) are Solomon (#376 in recent rankings), Salem (#1282) and Salomon. These forms of Shalom were favored as baby names in 2015 (median #1353). Solomon is the most chic boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shalom, Salem, Salomon, Solomon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Absalom, Avshalom, Malcom, Marom, Saleem, Salim, Salton, Sam, Samm, Sansom, Saulo, Savoy, Saxon, Scanlon, Seal, Sealey, Seaton, Selim, Shaan, Shabat, Shad, Shaday, Shadd, Shadi, Shadoe, Shadow, Shae, Shafar, Shafik, Shafiq, Shafir, Shai, Shaine, Shamir, Shan, Shanan, Shandon, Shanen, Shani, Shanley, Shann, Shannon, Shanon, Shaque, Sharif, Shashi, Shasta, Shaul, Shaun, Shavon, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shayan, Shaye, Shaylon, Shayn, Shayne, Shays, Shelby, Sheldon, Shelly, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shelton, Shilo, Shiloh, Shlomi, Shlomo, Shovon, Shylo, Shyloh, Slim, Strom and Thom. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shalom.

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