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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.

Associated with: peace, biblical, book (literary), wisdom, gift, 18th century.


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

Affiliated boy names: Salem, Shalom, Shlomo, Sulayman and Zalman.

Solomon has 2 feminine forms: Salama and Zulema.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 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 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Solomon, Salem, Salomon, Shalom, Shlomo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sol, Sollie, Soloman 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. 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.