Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Today's name: Solomon (male)

Pronunciation: SAUL-uh-mun, SAH-lah-mun, SAH-lo-mon

Variant forms: Solomon, Salomo, Salmon, Salomon, Salomone, Shalmon, Sol, Solaman, Sollie, Soloman, Shlomo, Shalom, Sulayman, Zalman, Selman

Potential nicknames: Sol, Soul, Solo, Solly, Salo, Sonny

Origin: Hebrew, meaning "peace." Solomon is a Biblical name. He was the son of David and Bathsheba and became a king of Israel, known for wisdom, writing, and communication with animals.

Fun fact: The name Salem is related to Solomon, also meaning "peace." It was the name of an ancient city later identified with Jerusalem.

Popularity: In 2010, Solomon ranked at #467 in popularity in the U.S. In 2011 there were 597 boys named Solomon, ranking at #449.

Female version: Salome


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