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Absalom Meaning


What does Absalom mean?

The name Absalom is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Absalom is "my father is peace".

Absalom is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ab-sa-lom.

The Given Name Absalom

Absalom appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A name fit for a child full of spirit and a positive vibe, a little experimenter.

Absalom is unique yet compelling due to its delightful and bold nature.

Absalom Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 8,783 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 7,529 in baby name popularity for boys with 10 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Absalom Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Absalom has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Absalom to other names.

Absalom Related Names

Variants of the name Absalom include Absalon, Abshalom, Eliphelet.

The names Abishalom, Absolon, Apsel, Avshalom, Axel, Axil, Axl are all forms of Absalom.

Famous Absaloms

  • Absalom ~ Biblical Character (2 Chr. 11:20, 2 Sam. 3:3)

Absalom Numerology

What will your new littleAbsalom be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Absalom Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Absalom in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Absalom.

Just for fun, see the name Absalom in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Absalom in Nautical Flags page.