Absalom Name Meaning & Origin

Absalom

Pronunciation: AB-sə-ləm (key)

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USAGE: Biblical, Biblical Latin

OTHER SCRIPTS: אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Ancient Hebrew)

PRONOUNCED: AB-sə-lahm (English)

OTHER LANGUAGES: Abessalom (Biblical Greek), 'Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew), Axel, Aksel (Danish), Akseli (Finnish), Absolon (French), Axel (German), Axel, Aksel (Norwegian), Axel, Acke (Swedish)

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Hebrew meaning "father of peace."
In the Bible, the third and favorite son of King David, who staged a revolt against his father and was defeated and killed in the ensuing battle.
Pronounced: AB-suh-luhm

From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) which meant "my father is peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David who leads a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.

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Absalom Baird, Union Army general in the American Civil War.
Absalom Jones, an African-American abolitionist and clergyman. In 1804 he was the first African-American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States.

Absalom in song, story & screen: | Edit

Absalom, fictional character in "Cry, The Beloved Country" by Alan Paton.
"Absalom, Absalom!," a novel by William Faulkner
Absalom is the name of the Caterpillar in Tim Burton's interpretation of "Alice in Wonderland"

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