Shalom meaning, boyShalom (boy)

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What does Shalom mean?

Shalom \sh(a)-lom\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shalom) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shalom is "peace". Related to Solomon. Also a common greeting in Hebrew.


Shalom has 2 variants: Sholom and Solomon.

For more information, see also the related boy name Salem.

Shalom has 9 more related forms via Solomon: Salmon, Salomo, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie and Soloman.


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. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Shalom and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Shalom (#unlisted) are Solomon (#380 in 2014), Soloman and Sol. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5003%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2067%, down 58.7%), with the version Sol becoming less in vogue. Solomon (#380) is the most chic boy name here, and there is a revival in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Salim, Shaylon, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shlomi and Shlomo. Like Shalom, these names are not frequently used.