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Gender: Male Meaning of Solomon: "peace" Origin of Solomon: Hebrew Solomon's Popularity in 2017: #377

The name Solomon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "peace". Solomon is ranked #377 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Solomon, a name that evokes wisdom and peace, is an Old Testament name that, along with other patriarchal classics, is finally beginning to shed its long white beard and step from the pages of the Old Testament into modern nurseries.

Originating from the Hebrew word shalom, meaning peace, Solomon was a favorite of Charles Dickens, who used it for characters in three of his novels.

Solomon Grundy is a name that moved from a nursery rhyme ("Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday") to a DC Comics character to the name of a California rock group.

The biblical Solomon, the son of David and Bathsheba, succeeded his father as king of Israel, and was known for his wisdom ("People came from all the nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon."). He is credited with writing the biblical books Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon—the latter also the title of an acclaimed Toni Morrison novel.

Notable bearers of the name include philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim, for whom the New York museum is named, and singer-songwriter Solomon Burke, sometimes referred to as "King Solomon."

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Famous People Named Solomon

Solomon Robert Guggenheim, American businessman, art collector and philanthropist
Solomon kaDinuzulu (1891–1933) king of the Zulu nation from 1913 until 1933
Solomon Burke (born James Solomon McDonald), American soul singer
Solomon ibn Gabirol, Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher
Solomon Eliot Asch, Polish/American Gestalt psychologist
Solomon Northup, American author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave"
Solomon Busendich (born 1984), Kenyan long-distance runner
Solomon Brannan, American football player
Solomon Elimimian (born 1986), American football player
Solomon Cutner, British pianist
Solomon Bashir-Shakur (b. 1989), son of singer Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Solomon Sharp, son of actors Brad and Keesha Sharp

Pop Culture References for the name Solomon

"Solomon Grundy," English nursery rhyme
Solomon "Sol" Roth, Edward G. Robinson's character in "Soylent Green" (1973)
Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold), DC comics villain and antihero
Solomon, a musical work by Handel
Solomon, King of Urushalim, a character in "The Shadow Prince," the first novel of Philip Armstrong's epic historical fantasy, "The Chronicles of Tupiluliuma"
Solomon, a powerful magician in the Japanese manga series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Solomon Ring, an item in Final Fantasy VIII that summons a GF
Solomon Islands, a nation state in the Pacific
Solomon Coop, character in Taboo (TV Series)

Solomon's International Variations

Solomon (Spanish) Suleiman (Arabic) Solamh (Gaelic) Shelomoh, Zalman, Shlomo (Yiddish) Salomon (Norwegian) Salaun, Lasimonne (French) Salamun (Czech) Salamonas (Lithuanian) Salaman, Salamon (Hungarian) Salamone (Italian) Salomo (German) Salamen (Polish)