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What does Solomon mean?

Solomon \s(o)-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.


Variations

Solomon has 9 variants: Salmon, Salomo, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie and Soloman.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Salem, Shalom, Shlomo, Sulayman and Zalman.

Solomon has 2 feminine forms: Salama and Zulema.


Popularity

Solomon is a very prominent first name for men (#592 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#738 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Solomon for boys. Solomon reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #380. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Solomon name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Solomon and associated names. Prominent related forms of Solomon (#380 a year ago) are Soloman and Sol. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less widespread since, with the version Sol becoming less fashionable. Solomon (#380) is the most chic birth name in this list, with this name going through a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

Solomon is pronounced similarly to Zalomon. This name tends to be less frequently used than Solomon.

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