Solomon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Solomon
Origin of the name Solomon:
Derived from the Hebrew shĕlōmōh (peaceful). The name is borne in the Bible by the son and successor of King David, renowned for his wisdom and ability to communicate with animals.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Solomon is a very strong name. A very God-honoring name (even the wisest man on earth was 'foolish' apart from God). While having solid biblical background, it fits well with the snowboarder/surfer type crowd.
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We named our son Solomon Gabriel (Peaceable, Warrior of God). He is now 18 months old, and has a very gentle, nurturing spirit. He's also our little ham. He's small for his age - about the size of most 12 month olds. His siblings are Christopher David and Kiera Jean. Future siblings will most likely be Alexander Soren or Kai, Gideon Isaiah, Elizabeth (Libby) Louise, Magnolia Summer, and Adriana Nycole.
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Sol, Solly, Solo, Slomie
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King Solomon, a Biblical figure known for his wisdom
Solomon Brown, son of Kody and Robyn Brown, of TLC's "Sister Wives"
Solomon Northup, freeman of color who wrote the memoir,Twelve Years a Slave.
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Solomon Grundy, traditional nursery rhyme.
Solomon Northrup, character portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film 12 Years a Slave & based on the memoir written by Solomon Northrup.