Solomon

First Name
31k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Solomon

"Solomon" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Peace". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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)
Wiktionary

From Latin Solomōn, from Ancient Greek Σολομών (Solomṓn), from Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה (Shlomo), from שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace”).

  1. In the Old Testament and Quran, a king of Israel famous for his wisdom.
  2. A male given name.
  3. 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

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

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

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Solomon Grundy is a comics character.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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How popular is the baby name Solomon in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 62 0 62
1881 49 0 49
1882 51 0 51
1883 45 0 45
1884 60 0 60
1885 58 0 58
1886 45 0 45
1887 33 0 33
1888 43 0 43
1889 40 0 40
1890 43 0 43
1891 37 0 37
1892 43 0 43
1893 44 0 44
1894 32 0 32
1895 51 0 51
1896 44 0 44
1897 44 0 44
1898 40 0 40
1899 37 0 37
1900 72 0 72
1901 37 0 37
1902 66 0 66
1903 44 0 44
1904 50 0 50
1905 47 0 47
1906 48 0 48
1907 65 0 65
1908 61 0 61
1909 79 0 79
1910 81 0 81
1911 129 0 129
1912 233 0 233
1913 215 0 215
1914 297 0 297
1915 313 0 313
1916 317 0 317
1917 376 0 376
1918 367 0 367
1919 353 0 353
1920 356 0 356
1921 356 0 356
1922 334 0 334
1923 314 0 314
1924 270 0 270
1925 290 0 290
1926 214 0 214
1927 209 0 209
1928 218 0 218
1929 204 0 204
1930 193 0 193
1931 155 0 155
1932 163 0 163
1933 145 0 145
1934 149 0 149
1935 132 0 132
1936 152 0 152
1937 137 0 137
1938 143 0 143
1939 117 0 117
1940 150 0 150
1941 118 0 118
1942 148 0 148
1943 154 0 154
1944 127 0 127
1945 117 0 117
1946 136 0 136
1947 170 0 170
1948 185 0 185
1949 194 0 194
1950 139 0 139
1951 178 0 178
1952 153 0 153
1953 144 0 144
1954 167 0 167
1955 172 0 172
1956 163 0 163
1957 162 0 162
1958 133 0 133
1959 172 0 172
1960 128 0 128
1961 144 0 144
1962 118 0 118
1963 121 0 121
1964 132 0 132
1965 140 0 140
1966 116 0 116
1967 113 0 113
1968 125 0 125
1969 141 0 141
1970 142 0 142
1971 177 0 177
1972 145 0 145
1973 157 0 157
1974 172 0 172
1975 173 0 173
1976 199 6 193
1977 222 0 222
1978 216 0 216
1979 240 0 240
1980 214 0 214
1981 201 0 201
1982 295 0 295
1983 221 0 221
1984 264 0 264
1985 244 0 244
1986 221 0 221
1987 227 0 227
1988 260 5 255
1989 265 0 265
1990 217 0 217
1991 261 0 261
1992 256 0 256
1993 292 0 292
1994 302 0 302
1995 323 0 323
1996 361 0 361
1997 415 0 415
1998 431 0 431
1999 520 0 520
2000 515 0 515
2001 558 0 558
2002 526 0 526
2003 496 0 496
2004 528 0 528
2005 535 0 535
2006 560 0 560
2007 614 0 614
2008 689 0 689
2009 598 0 598
2010 563 0 563
2011 608 0 608
2012 634 0 634
2013 700 0 700
2014 829 0 829
2015 866 0 866
2016 890 0 890

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Popularity of Solomon as a first name

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Popularity of Solomon as a last name

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Common last names for Solomon

  • Williams
  • Cohen
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Schwartz
  • Harris
  • Katz
  • Goldberg
  • Shapiro
  • Kaplan
  • Green
  • Goldstein
  • Wilson
  • Levy

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

  • How Popular is the name Solomon? Solomon is the 1,334th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,104 babies born with the first name Solomon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Solomon to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • 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 890 babies.
  • Random Solomon Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Solomon ranks 106th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 7 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Solomon: Your name in reverse order is Nomolos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Moolsno. 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.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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