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The first name 
Solomon

Solomon is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Solomon – popular and common in the US!

The name Solomon isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Solomon ranks 384. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 4 were named Solomon. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Solomon.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Solomon

What does the name 
Solomon mean?

Solomon is a Hebrew name meaning ‘man of peace’, derived from ‘shalom’ meaning ‘peace’.

The Hebrew word.. shalom' is also used as a greeting, meaning both 'hello' and 'goodbye'.

Solomon -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their son Solomon annualy. This means that there have been boys named Solomon who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus men named Solomon have consistently been special. The name was particularly popular a long time ago in the 19th century. In one particular year, long before the first passenger flight and even before there was the first real radio, parents liked Solomon even more than any other time: in 1880, it holds its present record at rank #186 in the list of the most popular boys' names.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Solomon was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

How popular was Solomon 2021 among young parents?

Solomon has never been ranked higher than #186. In 2021, he rivaled the 402 names that preceded him on the list. In total, 726 boys named Solomon were born in this year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1991, when possibly the parents of the now very young Solomon were born, there have been 261 newborns who received this name.

Solomon has 7 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With seven letters, the name Solomon has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Solomon

If your name is Solomon and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Solomon

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Solomon, you can simply say:

Sun

Orange

Lion

Orange

Mouse

Orange

Nut

This is how the name Solomon is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Solomon in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Solomon

Solomon

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Solomon

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Solomon is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

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Have you ever waved the name Solomon

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

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Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Solomon sounds like this: