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

Salome Origin and Meaning

The name Salome is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "peace".

A soft and interesting Hebrew name long popular in France, where it has ranked in the Top 400 since 1986 (as Salomé). Ex-ER star Alex Kingston named her daughter Salome Violetta.

Despite seeing small but steady use during the latter part of the 19th century, Salome has never really caught on in the US – no doubt due to the historical association with the Biblical dancer who asked for John the Baptist's head on a platter. In fact, the dancer is not mentioned by name in the Bible, but the name Salome was attached to this figure by the 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian Josephus. There is, however, another Salome who is specifically mentioned in the Bible: a female follower of Jesus, wife of Zebedee and mother of the disciples James and John.

Oscar Wilde wrote a play called Salome in 1893 and Richard Strauss based an opera on it twelve years later. In pop culture, the name was given to a seductive vampire character in the HBO series True Blood.

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Famous People Named Salome

Pop Culture References for the name Salome

Salma, Salmah, Salima, Selima, Sahlma, Solomea, 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.