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

There are 2 feminine forms of Solomon: Salama and Zulema.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Solomon for boys. Solomon reached its highest rank of #235 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Solomon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Solomon (#380), Soloman and Sol. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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