Shalom - boys name

Shalom name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Shalom name meaning:

The name Shalom is of Hebrew origin and carries deep religious significance. It is commonly used as a given name for boys in Jewish culture. Shalom is derived from the Hebrew word "shalom," which means "peace." As such, the name Shalom symbolizes the desire for peace and harmony. It represents a wish for spiritual and emotional well-being, tranquility, and wholeness.

In Jewish tradition, the greeting "Shalom" is used to wish peace upon someone and is often accompanied by a handshake or a hug. It is a profound expression of goodwill and is considered a foundational value within the Jewish faith. Naming a boy Shalom can be seen as a hope for a peaceful and prosperous life for the child. The name carries a sense of optimism and an aspiration for a world free from conflict and turmoil.

Furthermore, Shalom is a name that resonates beyond its religious connotations and holds universal appeal. It is cherished by individuals from various backgrounds who appreciate the concept of peace and its positive implications. Naming a boy Shalom offers a reminder of the importance of fostering peace in one's personal relationships, community, and the broader world.

Origin: Hebrew



Unisex names

Related names

Shalom , Salomon

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Shalom

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