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Solomon meaning and name origin
Solomon \s(o)-lo-mon\ as a boy's 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.Solomon has 9 variant forms: Salmon, Salomo, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie and Soloman.
For more information, see also related names Salem, Shalom, Shlomo, Sulayman and Zalman. Baby names that sound like Solomon are Zalomon and Salman.
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Popularity of Solomon
Solomon is a very popular first name for men (#592 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#738 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Solomon compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Solomon only.