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

The name Salome is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "peace". Salome and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "The middle name game (with a twist)!".

From the experts:

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, Biblical daughter of Herod who demanded the head of John the Baptist
Salome, Biblical disciple of Jesus, possible mother of the apostles James and John
Salome Alexandra, Queen of Judaea
Salome I, sister of Herod the Great
Salome Jens, American actress
Salomé Corbo, French-Canadian actress
Salomé Ureña, Dominican poet
Salomé de Bahia, Brazilian singer
Salome Zurabishvili, French-Georgian politician
Lou Andreas-Salomé, German psychoanalyst and author
Salome MC, Iranian rapper
Salomé (born Maria Rosa Marco Poquet), Spanish pop singer
Salomé Leclerc, French-Canadian singer-songwriter
Salome Pazhava, Georgian rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Salome

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, character on TV's "True Blood"
Salome Otterbourne, an alcoholic erotica novelist in Agatha Christie's murder mystery Death on the Nile (1937)
Salome "Sally" Marsh, character in movie "Inconceivable"
Lady Salome D'Ysquith Pumphrey, character in musical, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Salomé Cuerpo Real, character in the novel "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos" by Carrie Toth
"Sadie Salome (Go Home)," a song by Irving Berlin

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

Salome's International Variations

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


headintheclouds Says:


I find Salome to be so beautiful, serene, spiritual and classy-sounding. I love both pronunciations Sa-loam and Sa-lo-may, I love its meaning of peace, and its close sound to the greeting Shalom (may have some roots or ties to it but I'm personally don't know?)-- the name just sounds restful and peaceful to my ears, like coming home. It's one of the best more offbeat name choices for a baby girl today, IMO.
I like the idea of using Salome as a middle name; it flows well and makes for a great connector for other names. Simone is a similar-sounding, also lovely alternative that makes a good middle name.

-EagleEyes- Says:


Love the pronunciation Sa-Lo-May/Meh. The woman I know named this doesn't get called Salami often :)

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


As a Salome living in America, when my name is said aloud people usually do like it. It's when they see it on paper, and automatically say 'salami' in their mind that they get thrown off

EW314 Says:


Love this name, it's so soft and beautiful with a lovely meaning. I think the John the Baptist story is unlikely to come up.

Logan Says:


I think the definition here does not do the name justice. The Bible never identifies Herodias' daughter as Salome. That is from extra-biblical sources and pretty much assumption. Mark 15:40 and 16:1 identifies a Salome as a disciple of Jesus, faithful even after His death on the cross with the other female disciples. Cross references through the Scriptures will show that Salome is the apostle James and John's mother. So this is indeed a name of a godly woman. =)

Luísa Says:


I love this name! It's beautiful and the meaning is certainly nice.

Seana Walsh Says:


I have a 12 year old Labrador/German Shepherd mix. Guess what her name is..
Yes. Solome. I was under the impression this name was the female equivalent to Solomon. All my furry children have Hebrew names and Solome was Hebrew. A comment below mentions the name sounds like "Salami." I had the same concern due to strangers constantly commenting that the first couple years. It got old very quick and shortly after decided to call her "Solom-mae". Since then I have had two women in the last 10 years tell me that they would be naming there unborn little girls this name. They absolutely " loved it!" Suprised me.
I personally would not set my child up to be called "Salami." Just saying If adults made funny comments. Children have tendency to be a lot cruler. I loved the name. Dog or human

scblovesnames Says:


I like this name despite the association. i pronounce it Sah-loh-ME too. This is a middle name consideration though tor me. I like the longer names in the middle.

OliviaSarah Says:


Do you think this could work with the sah-LOME in English?

mother_dragons Says:


In Spanish it's pronounced Sah-lo-ME, with a strong E sound, similar to the one in "best" but stronger

TaliaCat Says:


How do you pronounce this name? I'm saying "sah-LO-may" which I think is pretty!

LadyVanRaven Says:


Love love love this name! Just sad it sounds too much like salami. :(

Plutophelia Says:


It reminds me of the meat...salami.