Saloomeh Name Meaning & Origin
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The girl's name Saloomeh \s(a)-loo-
meh\ is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Saloomeh is "peace". Possibly from the same root as the greeting "Shalom". Biblical: name of a woman who danced for King Herod and demanded for John the Baptist's head as her reward. The name was used somewhat in the 19th century.
Saloomeh has 13 variant forms: Salome, Sahlma, Salima, Salma, Salmah, Saloma, Salomea, Salomey, Salomi, Selima, Selma, Selmah, Solome and Solomea.
For more information, see also related names Salama and Zulema.
Baby names that sound like Salome are Soloma, Sallama, Salimah, Saleema and Sellma.
Salome is a somewhat common first name for women (#2305 out of 4276) and also a somewhat common last name for both men and women (#49633 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Salome, Herod's long-absent stepdaughter. Herodias sees the king's dawning lust for Salome as her means of bending the king to her will. But Salome and her lover Claudius are (contrary to Scripture) nearing conversion to the new religion. And the famous climactic dance turns out to have unexpected implications