- I LOVE THIS NAME! I have a hard time to find girl names that I like but Salome,well,I love it! Sooo feminine and cute name!
- (SAL-oh-may): This name is used in Hebrew, English, German, French... pretty much all over the world, which is a plus. Its source is the Hebrew word
"shalom," meaning peace. There were two Biblical Salomes: one was a follower of Jesus who was present when his tomb turned up empty. The other was a dancer of such beauty and skill that she impressed the hell out of her dirty lecherous stepfather King Herod. The King told Salome, "You can have anything you ask for." At her mother's prompting, she asked for the head of John the Baptist. She got it. In French, this name is spelled with an accent over the e. This is the name of actress Alex Kingston's infant daughter (Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER).
- a pretty Biblical name that isn't about a wimp
Salome comes from an Aramaic name based on the Hebrew shalom meaning "peace." The traditional depiction of Salome being the one who danced for King Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist is based on Flavius Josephus's Jewish Antiquities and not on the Bible. In the New Testament, the name of the dancer is not mentioned. The only Salome mentioned by name in the Bible is one who comes in later on, and is a Disciple of Jesus.
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