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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Solem

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Alt. Meaning

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Solem

Johndale Solem is a in the fields of physics and theory.


Ossie Solem was a college coach. Ossie was born on December 13th, 1891. He passed away on October 26th, 1970.


Rolf was born on November 8th, 1917. He passed away on February 13th, 2011.


Alan was born on June 21st, 1931. He breathed his last breath in 1990.


Randi Solem was a religious organiser. Randi was born in 1775 in Klæbu. She passed away on February 27th, 1859.


Morten was born on August 5th, 1980 in Trondheim, Norway.


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Popularity of Solem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Solem U.S.
  White 94.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Solem

People with the last name Solem are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Solem

  • How Popular is the name Solem? As a last name Solem was the 19,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Solem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Solem is Saturday, January 20th, 1917.
  • How unique is the name Solem? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Solem. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Solem: Your name in reverse order is Melos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lesom. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Solem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,406 people with the last name Solem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Solem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Solem as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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