What does Solomon mean?
Solomon [so-lo-mon] as a boys' name is pronounced SAH-lah-mun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Solomon is "peace".
Biblical: Solomon, son of David and Bathsheba, succeeded his father as king of Israel. He wrote the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The wisdom of Solomon is proverbial because when asked what gift he would have from God, he asked only for the wisdom he would need to rule. Used in the Middle Ages and the 18th century.
(male) Sealomon, Sellmon, ..
(female) Solomer, Solomi, ..
How popular is Solomon?
Solomon is a very prominent first name for men (#592 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#726 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Solomon for boys. Solomon reached its peak rank of #236 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #380. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Solomon and associated names. Prominent related forms of Solomon (#380 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Shlomo (#1163 via latest list), Salem (#1503), Salomon, Soloman, Sol, Shalom and Sollie. These relations of Solomon were at the height of their popularity 104 years ago (median #1516) and are almost as common today (#1630, 24.3% less usage). Solomon has historically been a favorite of parents, while Sol is no longer trendy.
Solomon▲ is pronounced similarly to Zalomon. Other recommended names are Bollton (see Bolton), Bolton, Coleton, Collton, Colson, Colston, Colton▲, Delmon, Donovon, Jolyon, Kolton▲, Salman, Salton, Seldon, Selmo, Shelomo, Shermon, Shimon, Shlomi, Sholom, Shovon, Silvaon, Simon▲, Sloan, Symon, Szymon and Talmon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Solomon.