What does Solomon mean?
Solomon /so-lo-mon/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Solomon for boys. Solomon reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #380. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) listed in the Top 1000 are Soloman and Sol. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5003%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2067%, 58.7% less), with the version Sol becoming less fashionable. Solomon (#380) is the most chic birth name in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Solomon▲ is pronounced similarly to Zalomon. This name tends to be less frequently used than Solomon.