Absalom (name)

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Absalom
Pronunciation /ˈæbsələm/
Gender Male
Language(s) Hebrew, Avshalom (אַבְשָׁלוֹם)
Origin
Meaning "Father of Peace".
Other names
See also Axel
Absalom
Family name

Absalom /ˈæbsələm/ comes from the Old Testament Hebrew given name Avshalom (אַבְשָׁלוֹם), meaning "Father of Peace" or "my father is peace". It is common as a given name and a surname. There are alternate spellings, including the Scandinavian Axel.[1] People with the name Absalom include:

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See also[edit]

  • Absalon, historic Danish archbishop and statesman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danish names". behindthename.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-18.