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Boy Name: Solomon

Name: Solomon
Pronunciation: \s(o)-lo-mon\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: peace
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Salem, Shalom, Shlomo, Sulayman, Zalman
Sounds Like: Zalomon, Salman
Variant forms: Salmon, Salomo, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie, Soloman
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 592
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 738

Description

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.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Solomon.

Popularity

Solomon is a very popular first name for men (#592 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#738 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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