Many scholars connect the demonym with Shunamite ("woman from Shunem") and believe the terms are interchangeable. It is a name of a maiden or a title. It has been suggested that Abishag could be the Shulamite bride from Song of Solomon since she was a Shunamite taken to minister to David in his old age according to the Bible scriptures (1 Kings 1:1-4,15,2:17-22). The wealthy woman who provided a room for Elisha was another Shunamite woman of the Bible, according to . The meaning of the root word is “perfect one, peaceable one, or pacified”.