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Gender: F Meaning of Salome: "peace" Origin of Salome: Hebrew

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Salome was a Biblical dancer whose unseemly story involving John the Baptist's head on a platter has in the past made parents shy away from her name, but the stigma is definitely fading. Ex-ER star Alex Kingston named her daughter Salome Violetta.

Oscar Wilde wrote a play called Salome in 1893 and Richard Strauss based an opera on it twelve years later. A similarly seductive vampire Salome appeared on True Blood.

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Famous People Named Salome

Salome Jens, American stage, film, and television actress best known for portraying the Female Changeling on "Star Trek Deep Space Nine"
Salomé Ureña, Dominican poet
Lou Salome, German writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Salome

Pronunciation: sal-OH-may / SAW-lo-may (like Solomon or "solemn-ay") / suh-LOHM (like Shalom) / etc.
Salome, character on HBO's True Blood
Salome (1893), play by Oscar Wilde
Salome (1905), opera by Richard Strauss (based on the Oscar Wilde play)
Salomé (1918), silent film starring Theda Bara
Salome Otterbourne, an alcoholic erotica novelist in Agatha Christie's murder mystery Death on the Nile (1937)
Salome "Sally" Marsh, from the movie "Inconceivable"
Lady Salome D'Ysquith Pumphrey, from the Broadway musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"

Sahlma, Salima, Salma, Salmah, Salomey, Salomi, Selima, Selma, Selmah, Solome, Solomea

Salome's International Variations

Salama (Arabic) Salomé (French) Saloma, Salomea (Polish)