Solomon name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Solomon mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Solomon

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 people from all over the world agree the name Solomon is of Nigerian / Jewish origin and means "Peace".
  2. According to a user from Ghana, the name Solomon means "Tell us what the name means peace".
  3. According to a user from Ghana, the name Solomon means "Wise".
  4. According to a user from North Carolina, U.S., the name Solomon means "King. Or Wise Man".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Solomon means "Jesus".
  6. A submission from India says the name Solomon means "Raja" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sol"o*mon
One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)

From Latin Solomōn (variant of Salomon), from Ancient Greek Σολομών (Solomṓn), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה‎ (šĕlōmōʰ), from שָׁלוֹם‎ (šālōm, “peace”).

  1. In the Old Testament and Qur'an, a king of Israel famous for his wisdom.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. A person of unusual wisdom.
  4. A very large champagne bottle (named after the king) with the capacity of about 20 liters, equivalent to 28 standard bottles.

Solomon was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Solomon

Notable Persons Named Solomon


Solomon is a monarch. He holds the title King of Israel and Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy). He has had major accomplishments since 970.

Solomon Northup

Solomon was born in 1807 in Minerva, Essex County, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath in 1863.

Solomon Grundy

Solomon Grundy is a comics character.

Sid James

Sid James was a comedian. Sid was given the name Solomon Joel Cohen on May 8th, 1913 in Hillbrow. He breathed his last breath on April 26th, 1976.

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was a writer. Saul was given the name Solomon Bellows on June 10th, 1915 in Lachine, Quebec. He left this life on April 5th, 2005.

Steven Hill

Steven Hill is an actor. He was most prominent from 1949 to present. Steven was given the name Solomon Krakovsky on February 24th, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Solomon

Notable Persons With the Last Name Solomon


Solomon is a monarch. He holds the title King of Israel and Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy). He has had major accomplishments since 970.

Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon is a pop music and contemporary r&b musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Stacey was given the name Stacey Chanelle Charlene Solomon on October 4th, 1989 in Dagenham.

Andrew Solomon

Andrew was born on October 30th, 1963 in New York.

Prabhu Solomon

Prabhu Solomon is a film director, film producer, director, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Prabhu was born on May 7th, 1969.

Herbie Mann

Herbie Mann was a jazz, bossa nova, disco, and world music musician. He plays Flute, Saxophone, and Bass clarinet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 2003. Herbie was given the name Herbert Jay Solomon on April 16th, 1930 in Brooklyn. He left this life on July 1st, 2003.

Mel Stuart

Mel Stuart was a director and producer. His career lasted from 1963 to 2000. Mel was given the name Stuart Solomon on September 2nd, 1928. He passed away on August 9th, 2012.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Solomon U.S.
  White 57.83% 64.26%
  African American 32.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Solomon

People with the last name Solomon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Solomon

  • What name lists does Solomon rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Solomon? Solomon is the 1,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Solomon was the 745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Solomon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,582 babies born with the first name Solomon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Solomon to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Solomon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 62 new born babies.
  • When was Solomon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Solomon is Saturday, September 12th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Solomon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Solomon was in 2016 with a total of 902 babies.
  • Random Solomon Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Solomon ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 6 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Solomon: The name spelled backwards is Nomolos. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oloosmn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Solomon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 46,534 people with the last name Solomon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Solomon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Solomon as their last name.
  • Solomon name meaning

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