|Synonyms||Salomon, Shelomo, Salomone, Salamon, Salman, Salamun|
The name Solomon is a biblical name. It comes from the Hebrew name Shelomo, which appeared from “shalom”, meaning “peace” (“not war”). Also the name is interpreted in a broader sense – “solid”, “whole”.
There are different options of this name are used in Europe: Zalomo, Salomon, Salomone, Salamu, Salamo, Shalamon, Salamon, Shalomoun, Saloumon, Salav, Salaun and Salamun. Jews use the forms of Zalman and Zelman. The Muslim analogue is Suleiman.
There are female paired names Salome, Salma, Solomonia, Salima and Selma, which also have variations in pronunciation and spelling and are often analogous to each other.
The owner of the name Solomon is an energetic, active and enterprising person who seems somewhat reserved to many. Indeed, he does not like to indulge the first comer, and can treat with some suspicion to unfamiliar people. But after getting to know the other person better, he always shows himself to be a frank, direct and sincere man.
The feelings of this man are strong. Solomon dislikes superficial relationships and has a sense of duty. Freedom is dear to him. Independent, resistant to external constraints he is able to challenge himself and take risks. However he needs security and stability. Sometimes Solomon is torn between the desire for possession, which forces him to keep his achievements, and the tendency to victory, for which he strives and ready to make sacrifices.
The owner of this name has the ability to adapt, which allows him to start any business without much suffering. At work he is energetic; he needs action to use excess energy. He has a high degree of mobility and adaptability, which he uses either for sports, or on numerous trips, or in great capacity for work. Solomon is a man of action; he is about volition and authority.
Even as a child he is ambitious and will do his best to be the first. Bright, curious and excitable he can’t be kept in place. Always strives to be reasonable, well develops the ability to work in a team, where he often knows how to use the talents and strengths of others, rather than show his qualities.Solomon needs to be the center of attention. He is ready to make a lot of efforts for that. Not sentimental in public he doesn't lack a certain charm. In his family he will always strive for harmony, however he is unlikely to agree that his leading position is being discussed.
Solomon needs to find a profession that will motivate him, so he is more attracted to sales, advertising, marketing, the field of medicine, as well as mobile professions in some way related to travel. Creative professions, administrative and managerial work will also suit the owner of the name Solomon.
Famous people named Solomon
- Solomon – the third Jewish king, ruler of the united kingdom of Israel during his heyday. The son of King David and Bathsheba (Bat Sheva), David's co-ruler in the first two years of his reign. During the reign of Solomon, the Jerusalem Temple was built in Jerusalem - the main shrine of Judaism.
- Salomon Moos (1831 - 1895) – a German physician, specialized in otology.
- Sol Plaatje (1876 - 1932, the real name is Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje) – a South African public figure, also journalist and writer.
- Solomon Cutner (1902 - 1988) – an English pianist, in childhood showed himself as a musical prodigy. In the musical environment he was called exclusively by his first name - Solomon. He was active in concert, made many musical recordings. Many critics consider him one of the greatest pianists of the XX century.
- Solomon Hill (born in 1991) – an American professional basketball player.
- Solomon Northup (1808 - 1863) – an American citizen, was born in a freedman family. He played the violin well, so in 1841 he was kidnapped by slave traders and sold into slavery, where he spent 12 years. He wrote a memoir about this when he was able to become free again. This path was given to him with great difficulty. Many attempts to escape and send messages to relatives about themselves failed until New York State Governor Washington Hunt was able to help him. Northup returned to his family in New York in 1853. Thereafter, he published a memoir of his history entitled “Twelve Years a Slave”, and lectured in the northeastern USA about his life in slavery. The film, based on his memoir in 2013, won an “Oscar” for Best Picture.
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