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

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.

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
Pronunciation: sal-OH-may / SAW-lo-may (like Solomon or "solemn-ay") / suh-LOHM (like Shalom) / etc.

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

Salome's International Variations

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